I didn't win the lottery, but I did get outdrawn by a group of 20 people working on the floor below me. Each persons share will be 27,500 Sterling. Nice return for a 5 pound investment.
This is unlucky for the following reason... they bought their tickets from the same booth we did. When you buy the tickets you get a block of 100 and in that block you are guaranteed twenty back from the scratch bit. So everyone gets their 20 back and buys another 20 random tickets (not from a block of 100 which run consecutively. The winning ticket wasn't from the block, it was from one of the random 20 they got back after trading in the scratches ! Could so easily have been us !