A man says his life has changed after winning the lottery by picking numbers he says came to him in a dream.
Alonzo Coleman, of Henrico County, Virginia, won $250,000 (more than £210,000) in the Virginia Lottery’s Bank a Million game.
He selected some low numbers, all in a row, picking 13-14-15-16-17-18 with the Bonus Ball 19.
Mr Coleman says the numbers presented themselves to him the night before in a dream.
“It was hard to believe,” he said. “It still hasn’t hit me yet.”
It is not the only interesting lottery win in recent weeks.
A man scooped a huge prize after copying a strategy he saw on The Lottery Changed My Life.
The South Carolina player won an incredible $100,000 (£81,000) by following what he saw another winner do on the popular US programme.
The show follows the lives of ordinary people who win life-changing amounts of money while playing the lottery.
He says he spent $25 (£21) per week playing the lottery for three months. The man says he won $500 (£420) during that time and continued playing, just like the star of the American series.
He claimed that by the seventh week he had got lucky and won $100,000 (£85,000) – but at first he thought it was just half that total.
After buying a Powerball ticket last month, he first thought he had only won $50,000 (£42,000) by matching two numbers.
Then after his wife studied the ticket, she realised he had matched four of five white balls and the red Powerball.
“I didn’t even know how to play Powerball,” the man told lottery officials in South Carolina.
After hitting the jackpot, he bought a new car and says he will continue playing.
Weeks ago a pizza delivery driver said he was suing a group of his friends who won a £600,000 lottery prize insisting he should get a cut of the money.
Sixteen members of a group won the Maxmillion prize on a Lotto Max ticket from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) last summer.
But Philip Tsotsos, from Windsor, Ontario, Canada, said he should be the 17th winner and is taking the matter to civil court.
He insists he had remained in the lottery pool with his colleagues.
Mr Tsotsos is suing for $70,000 (£40,000) and other costs, including interest, according to CBA News.
He said: “Their dreams came true. Why should they steal mine?”
Defence lawyer David Robins, who represents the group of 16, said: “Mr. Tsotsos did not pay to play, so we deny that he is entitled to any of the relief that he is seeking, and we’ll be vigorously defending the claim. In this instance, he did not play and he was not included.”