Thankfully there are more sensible lottery winners than those who quickly fritter away their good fortune, but this doesn't stop them getting all the publicity. Watch the long list of misfortunes in this video and tell yourself you will be different!
Patrick and Paula Morling won £1 million on a National Lottery scratchcard after popping to the shop to buy dog food. Patrick, a storeman for a paper cup company, said: 'We'd already done our big shop earlier in the day but Ollie is very particular about his food so I had to go to a different store to stock up for him. As I was leaving, I decided on a whim to buy a scratchcard.' It won, and the Morlings went off on a world trip - maybe without Ollie! VIDEO: Daily Mail
Powerball lottery winners Mark and Cindy Hill from Dearborn, Missouri, stunned locals after their huge $294 million win. They were just a normal couple who kept to themselves, until the day that surprised everyone in their town, including them.