Has your scratch-off ticket been tampered with? Here's how to spot a problem and what to do next

The California Lottery has a warning for players buying scratch-off tickets. They say you should check to see if the ticket has been tampered with. Stores may scratch out a tiny code at the bottom ticket and then enter that code into a lottery computer to determine if the ticket is a winner. This video explains how to check - better to be safe than sorry!

5 innovative and expensive gadgets every lottery winner should buy now for their home

From a chair made from specially designed wood joints that lottery winners get their staff to assemble, to a handcrafted wall clock that alerts you with a light, these five gadgets are truly unique. And expensive. One commenter said..."it looked very very very good, but when I saw the price... Mm no, thanks." Well of course they won't appeal to the average guy - these are for the rich!

Eager dog knocks £1 million lottery winner owner over during photoshoot

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

Couple won $294 million Powerball lottery jackpot and stunned locals with their insane purchases

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.

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