It's sad what celebrities will do for the money...

IT'S that age old question, what would you do if you won the lottery? Would you give up your job and hop on the next flight out to the Caribbean or would you invest or even give it to charity?

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Well someone in Scotland had until Sunday evening to claim their £1million Lottery raffle prize money and join that elite club but sadly no one came forward.

The EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle ticket was bought in Fife on July 23 and the prize money remained unclaimed for more than 180 days resulting in the £1million being passed to the National Lottery Good Causes, along with the interest it earned.

It's a huge sum of money and potentially life changing if it's spent wisely and not squandered on the likes of expensive champagne, a fortune teller whose opening prediction was that your star sign was one of 12 and random Colin Firth memorabilia, but hey enough of my lottery dreams.

We've had the award winning movie Slumdog Millionaire which was based on the Global TV hit 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' asking that very question.

Some people believe that having that kind of money would solve all our problems but would it actually create more? Just look at this year's Celebrity (debatable) Big Brother on Channel 5.

In my mind there is only one reason to even consider taking part in a show like that and it has to be purely financial but look at how low some of these celebs have sunk to earn that money.

I made the huge mistake of tuning in for three minutes one evening and in that time I watched that little man Dappy snog a plastic duck while two girls put on a thoroughly skin crawling performance next to him in the hot tub to then be subjected to former boyband member Lee Ryan in bed with another girl giving her a series of truly toe-curling chat up lines which resulted in him running at top speed to the bathroom.

ALL OF These Big Brother contestants will have been paid handsomely for entering their house but can money ever buy you dignity?

I don't have a huge problem with reality TV, how could I as I myself am a product of a TV Talent Show but this year's CBB has been a stage too far for me and has left me feeling rather sad.

Some people may question how I earn a living, after all I present on TV, write for a newspaper and perform in Panto each year but I can honestly hold my head high and be incredibly proud and grateful for the ongoing opportunities I am given at work.

Happiness, health, friends and family surely must be the real riches in life so maybe winning the lottery isn't all it's cracked up to be and maybe just maybe the person who was unaware of the value of that little ticket they purchased back in July last year has just experienced a blessing in disguise.

But if you still think winning the lottery would be the best thing to ever happen and the thought of not knowing you were sitting on a £1 million jackpot was too unbearable to contemplate let me tell you it could have been a whole lot worse.

You could have been that poor wee plastic duck at the other end of Dappy's lips.

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