No doubt about it, when you win money your life changes in often dramatic ways. Here’s 10 large jackpot winners who led a varied life after they won. They include Urooj Khan, Sharon Tirabassi, Michael Carroll, William ‘Bud’ Post, Abraham Shakespeare, Bob Erb, David Lee Edwards, Billy Bob Harrell Jr, Tom Baker and Andrew J Whittaker.
73-year-old Dale Farrand recently won the $10 million prize on a Cash Spectacular scratch-off ticket. The Fort Edward man seen here with lottery presenter Yolanda Vega (r), says he bought a $30 ticket at a local Cumberland Farms convenience store while buying Slim Jims snacks for his dog Boots.
NBC’s Joe Fryer went inside the lives of past lottery winners who found happiness and fulfilment after hitting the jackpot. This couple actually put their money into a grocery store for their town. Watch why they did it. VIDEO: Today
There were nearly a hundred annoyed lottery winners in a 2012 Florida Lottery Fantasy 5 game. Although the main prize was almost $200,000, an amazing 98 people had played the same numbers and had to share the prize to receive just $2000 each. What were these common numbers to avoid when you play? Take a look, and resolve to always use the Silver Lotto System to select your own lottery numbers...
There's a reason why many lottery organisations have to give your name and photo out when a large jackpot is won. You can see why in this video. But there are six US states which allow winners to remain anonymous.
This is a rare look behind the scenes at the Florida Powerball lottery headquarters. You will get to see the actual vault in this 2012 CBS doco and see where the draw machines are kept and their security operation that makes Powerball one of the safest lottery draws available. Even the lottery balls in each draw are chosen randomly to reduce any possibility of error.
"It's a dream," said John Robertson, a $1.6 Billion Powerball shared winner, to Ellen Degeneres on The Ellen Show, "and I don't want to wake up right now!" John and Lisa collected a third share in the 2016 draw, which amounted to nearly $529 million. The couple spoke to her on the popular daily show about their gigantic win and also revealed to Ellen when they bought tickets.
This list of 17 items is one that every lottery winner should take a look at when they're bored or temporarily spent out. From expensive sunglasses to champagne to a $10 million chess set - there's something for every rich winner here.
From the moment you are delivered by opulent Rolls Royce past giant water fountains, this Abu Dhabi hotel called the Emirates Palace will blow your mind. It has 1.3 km of private beachfront, and is surrounded by 85 hectares of gardens. Each room is built for ultimate comfort and luxury. Watch the video and prepare to book your room - for just a cool US$500-$1,000 a night.