Her mum was in Florida getting an operation for a tumor when she heard about the EuroMillions lottery having a rollover. Having successfully recovered from the operation, she thought it was a lucky time to take a chance on the game and FaceTimed her daughter back in the UK. Guess what happened.
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.
He won the lottery at the age of 27, collecting £1M (US$1.27), and ex-factory worker Matt Myles has been living large and enjoying life's luxuries ever since. Travel, caviare and champagne - who wouldn't take up this lifestyle!
This couple were planning their retirement, but it didn't look good. So they did what every sensible retiree does - they bought a lottery ticket in the 2011 Minnesota Powerball lottery.
The result, well, Tom and Kathleen Morris of Burnsville, won $228.9 million, enough to help out in their retirement years and then some. They looked happy in this presentation interview at the lottery headquarters. But then, who wouldn't!
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
Seems unbelievable doesn't it? The lottery is hard enough to win once, let alone twice... not to mention two times in ONE day. When Stephen and Terri Weaver set out for a day-long fishing trip, they had no idea they would come back millionaires.
They picked up a lottery ticket locally and headed out to fish. They stopped at the same place again on their way home and decided to grab another lottery ticket while they were there. That choice was their success move. Watch how it unfolded for them...
Jim Aylward, Jr. of Templeton won a $100,000 grand prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s Mass Cash game.
When you’re celebrating the Red Sox winning their fourth World Series title in 15 years, you do the obvious when it comes to playing the lottery.Read More
Rodney Meadows is a lucky man - lucky twice. His double win was a rare event, but the size of one of the prizes was the reason he got so much publicity from his win in 2017. The first scratch-off gave him $1,000 - no small change. Then within minutes the Modesto, CA man bought again - and struck $10 million. Watch to find out how the story unfolded.
Sioux City attorney Tim Bottaro is the latest to win a big prize in the Iowa Lottery’s Powerball game. PHOTO: Iowa Lottery
It took Tim Bottaro a week before he could check his ticket for the Powerball game, and then he did something quite strange.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
You know how it goes... after a lucky escape most people make their way to the nearest lottery store to capitalise on their fortune. It proved true for Mohammad Basheer Abdul Khada, 62, who won $1 million in the Mega Millions game 1 week after an Emirates plane crash in Dubai in 2016. Lucky escape - lucky winner!
Lerynne West of Redfield, Iowa stepped forward today to claim her half of the record Powerball jackpot. PHOTO: Powerball Lottery
The winner of the Oct 27 Powerball drawing has finally stepped forward to claim her prize. Lerynne West bought the ticket on the day she moved house, but only realized she was the winner after a friend texted her, asking if she had won.Read More
These winners bought new figures: Sarah Cockings (centre) from Newcastle won £3million and treated herself and her sisters Emma (left) and Alex to boob jobs costing £4,800 each. Photo: Daily Mail
Most winners say they will get a new house and car, then take a vacation. But sometimes a small number of winners do something completely unexpected.Read More