The truth about giant lottery jackpot rollovers: should you play or avoid them?

The truth about giant lottery jackpot rollovers: should you play or avoid them?

Don't be like these 48 Pennsylvania Powerball winners who shared the $107 million jackpot, only getting $2.2 million each.

Everyone gets excited when a major game like the Mega Millions, Powerball, UK National Lottery or Canada's Lotto Max starts heading into the multi-million territory.

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How did former Beatle Ringo Starr get involved in the UK National Lottery? Don't worry, just enjoy and sing along

Ringo started the National Lottery draw evening off by saying "I've got my ticket, and you've got yours." On that dramatic note he went on stage with his group to sing a song that sounded very much like all his others. No matter, it was history - of sorts - in the making for the Lottery. He's a Beatle after all.

Here's some of the most unusual things bought by lottery winners, and this business is one of the strangest

Here's some of the most unusual things bought by lottery winners, and this business is one of the strangest

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.

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The bizarre lotto number pattern that gave 6 winners only half a million each

The bizarre lotto number pattern that gave 6 winners only half a million each

There’s actually a worse way to fill in your lottery tickets than using fortune cookies.

Among the many basic lottery number mistakes I tell players to stay away from are ticket patterns. These are lines which form a pattern on the coupon, and they really say "I have no idea what I'm doing."

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Reddit readers reveal their curious daydreams when they win the lottery

Reddit readers reveal their curious daydreams when they win the lottery

Do you have a lottery winning wishlist? There was even a tv show for it a while back: "National Lottery: Win Your Wish List." BBC

Everyone has their wishlist for when they win the lottery. So when a Redditer asked "Reddit, what do you daydream about when thinking about winning the lottery?" there was a variety of answers. Here's a few of the interesting ones that readers came up with:

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Forget The Crystal Chandelier Or The Fancy Room Just For The Piano. You Won't Believe What Lottery Winner Sean Bought

It's unusual, and you'd never expect it. UK National Lottery £1.8 million (US$2.25M) winner Sean Lloyd takes us for a tour through parts of his new mansion, but it is what's in his back garden that'll have your jaw drop in astonishment, really.

Will You Get Your Lottery Prize If You've Lost The Winning Ticket Or It's Claimed By Another?

Will You Get Your Lottery Prize If You've Lost The Winning Ticket Or It's Claimed By Another?

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.

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