Playing the lottery is a bleak and hopeless abyss of wasted money and discarded scratch offs. Regardless, people can’t seem to stay away from it. There are two types of lottery players: the addicted and the entrepreneurs. While some richer folk prefer to purchase lottery tickets in bulk (thus beating the odds out with all their money), others take the low route by scamming and scheming their way into heaps and heaps of gold bullion. It works the other way around, as well — no one wants to dole out millions of dollars to some random ticket holder, and businesses have been caught fudging numbers and paperwork to avoid paying up. Here are five of the biggest lottery scandals ever.