It's one of the most unusual accidents ever to happen to a lottery draw. Normally they are strictly controlled, with many safeguards in place to prevent the sort of problem that occurred here with the South Carolina Education Lottery machines. But in this 2011 live tv draw, it was a disaster. Keep watching to see how they solved the problem...
The good thing about celebrities, they are always buying and selling homes depending on the amount of money they got from their last film. So that's good for lottery winners looking for an impressive home, and who can afford to buy anything. Any of these homes appeal to you? Not even Donald Trump's 80,000 sq ft Florida beachfront property? As president he may not be selling up yet.
The two fancy swans in the photo below were made from old - and we hope expired - lottery tickets. You can see how it's done in the video by a modelling expert who says that it is really easy if you follow his steps. Takes a while, but what a great way to use up your losing lottery tickets!
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.
There are only 132 rocks on earth that have been identified as coming from Mars, which is why some rich guy paid over $450,000 for it. Any lottery winner could have also bought a letter from physicist Albert Einstein too, for only $3 million. See them all - they're fascinating!
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!
They've done it with golf bags and carts, now your luggage can follow behind you at the airport so you don't have to lift a finger. It should be on every lottery winner's essential buy list.
Watch as chef Mark Greenaway cooks up an Xmas pudding, and find out why he needed to make it for some EuroMillions lottery winners. Mark is an Edinburgh-based chef and restaurateur - chef and owner of Restaurant Mark Greenaway, voted one of the UKs Top 100 Restaurants in 2014 - and renowned for his desserts. Yum, I can almost smell it from here!
No longer will lottery winners have to face seeing bird droppings on their precious Ferrari roof when they're parked under trees In Rodeo Drive. This amazing - and expensive - cover will protect it! Then when you're ready to go camping, guess what it turns into at the press of a button. Buy several for all your cars!
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!
After a car, a house and a boat, most of us run out of ideas to spend our lottery jackpot win. Not Andrew Lowe. The fast-talking YouTube star from St Louis, Missouri, rattles off an unprepared list of 101 items and things he wants to accomplish with a win. I wonder if candles are on the 19-year-old's want list?
Got 10 minutes? Grab a cup of coffee and settle down on the sofa, because this collection of hilarious tv lottery advertisements will be the happiest time you've had all day.
It's a sad fact of life that the moment you win a sizeable sum of lottery jackpot money, some of the world is out to take it from you. The problems can come from your lotto store, or a money-crazed group of relatives. Watch these examples to see what can go wrong at the worst possible moment.
When a scratch-off ticket cutting goes awry, a Virginian woman lost $20,000. Lottery officials for the '5X The Money' game said it was a mistake and the ticket was issued in error. Did she get her money? Keep watching...Read More