It was a social experiment with an interesting ending. ABC set up some hidden cameras in a lottery store, hired a few actors, then filmed the results as the store clerk 'cheated' a customer out of their winnings. Take a look to see what happened.
Millionaires camping, in a tent? Seriously, only if there was another for the butler. But when you see tent pegs that have built-in LEDs to light up the tent, you have to admit it would be tempting to try. Fire up the diamond-covered gas stove Jeeves!
It should be a compulsory training course for budding lottery winners, because without the proper spray of champagne at the photoshoot you could be wasting everyone's time. There are a lot of important officials waiting for you to do it correctly so they can get back to their cubicles and prepare the lottery for the next winners. This video explains it all in layman's terms, and you'll be in demand as a trainer yourself if you're any good.
It all started in the 1960s, when a poor Romanian accountant came up with a solution for winning the lottery. He had spent every minute he had off work and family life analyzing papers on math and working on his own algorithm. Watch and see how it then went quite wrong for him.
So your multi-million dollar win is sitting in the bank and you're pretty happy about everything right now. But then your finance manager taps you on the shoulder. "I think there's something you should know..." she says. Forbes.com looks into a winner's money and comes out with some surprising options for you.
It was not how Lorenzo Juarez planned to spend his 39th birthday - searching a dumpster for pieces of thrown-away scratch-off tickets after the buyer had an argument with the lottery store.
But Lorenzo was convinced that there was money left on the card. And he wanted to claim it. Luckily for the Stockton, California resident the dive turned out to have a happy ending. Guess how much the original owner threw away? Take a look!
The scammer claimed to be Wisconsin lottery $768 million winner Manuel Franco (inset), who offered a Portage woman $100,000. Shirley Hall (above) runs an animal rescue in Portage and was in need of funding for her operation. How she narrowly escaped the scam makes an interesting tale. VIDEO: News 3 Now
This 1994 early tv commercial for the UK National Lottery is still capable of raising a laugh, if only to show the weird method some players use to choose their lottery numbers. Some figures have changed, but the concept is priceless.
Every lottery player dreams winning a giant sum of money in the jackpot. But what shows here are two players who actually made it work. One player beat the odds by predicting the Powerball numbers, when they would win, and set out to follow up on their predictions. Believe it or not - it worked for them, and I guess you could say they followed their dream!