Ah, lottery money. Sharon Tirabassi won a life-changing $10.5 million dollars. Then, like many lottery winners desperate to experience the good life, she started to spend it on cars, clothes, parties, trips and handouts. In less than 10 years Sharon was riding the bus to her new job so she can afford the rent on her modest house. But there's good news too. Watch to see how she handled her prize money and see 9 other winners who weren't quite as lucky.
One of Britain’s youngest lottery winners has an unusual proposition for eligible bachelors. PHOTO: Jane Park Instagram
Jane Park was just 17 years-old when she won £1 million (US$1.3M) in the EuroMillions lottery. But the now-23-year-old has split up with her boyfriend and wants to pay a pile of cash to find a suitable new replacement.Read More
When a scratch-off ticket cutting goes awry, a Virginian woman lost $20,000. Lottery officials for the '5X The Money' game said it was a mistake and the ticket was issued in error. Did she get her money? Keep watching...Read More
Some of the Bus Busters lottery syndicate with their $1 million Mega Millions check yesterday. PHOTO: Michigan State Lottery
What could have been a disaster turned out to be the luckiest move for the Bus Busters lottery club. The woman who volunteered to buy the mix of Mega Millions and Powerball tickets for the draw had accidently messed up.Read More
While the world waits for the $1.6 Billion Mega Millions winner to claim their prize, this Redditor posted a sad example of their near-miss on r/funny. There were probably thousands of similar close number combinations, but it still requires an exact match to make a fortune!
Australian Bill Morgan died from a heart attack, came back to life, then won the lottery twice! Watch the video below.
Stress can cause a heart attack, but what many people don't know is that good news is also stress related and can also cause a problem.
So we wondered - has anyone suffered a heart attack from the excitement of a lottery win?Read More
On a June 2011 draw, one of the South Carolina Education Lottery draws went crazy as the balls started flying out of a draw tube. The draw was cancelled and redrawn later.
Luckily errors in lottery draws are uncommon. The ones shown here didn't caused any problems for winners.
Martyn and Kay Tott lost their ticket and their fortune. PHOTO: Daily Mail
It can happen to anyone. The ticket was in your wallet just yesterday, then got thrown out in in the trash.
This happened to a young British couple who missed out on a £3 million (US$4.1M) lottery fortune after losing their ticket. So they took their case to court.Read More
Jane Park became the youngest Euromillions winner at 17. Photo: Daily Record
At just 17, she was one of Scotland's youngest Euromillions lottery winners, claiming £1 million (US$1.4 million) in 2013.
But what has happened since? It started as we reported in this story, Jane Park was having trouble filling in her day. She said she would look for a job or try and enter university.Read More
When do you buy your tickets for the next lotto game? Some players buy early in the week. Others will buy on the day as close to the draw closing time as possible. But some players believe playing very close to the deadline.
And here is such a story... strange but true.Read More
The owner of Coulson's News Center stands in front of his store waiting for the 2011 $319 million Mega Millions winner. Giant jackpots like this are common in the USA, and the Silver Lotto System works with all of them.
So you've looked at the Silver Lotto System's many winners - including the $22.2million guy, the several multi-million dollar winners, and the thousands of others with wins as much as $100k - and thought, hey, it's just a lucky break... a coincidence.
What you didn't know is this...Read More
A bug in the phone app lost Edwina a £35 Million lottery win. She's just one of many such losers. PHOTO: Express
Lester's voice was cracking with emotion. The 60-year-old communications engineer sounded bitterly disappointed as he told me about his loss.Read More
As a lottery winner, the world is at your feet. Or in this case - water is at your feet.
This poster has been doing the rounds of social media for a few years now. It shows a 2006 Bugatti Veyron - one of the world's most expensive, rarest and unique supercars - crashed and partly submerged in a Texas lake.Read More