Chances are you won't win tonight's record-breaking Powerball, but you could still change another's life for the better in an instant.
For the millions of potential pets languishing as strays or cooped up in kennels at an animal shelter, it must feel better than winning the lottery to be adopted into a loving family. While that might not come as a financial windfall to their new owners, it's impossible to put a price on the cheery face of a dog or cat who's found their forever home - and here are a few happy stories to prove it:
"Our new family member, Hope!"
"My beautiful baby, in the shelter and almost 1 year later"
"Poor stinky Rufus fresh out of the shelter 4 years ago vs now"
"Courage at the shelter vs two days later, hanging out on our bed"
"The difference a month at home can make"
"Before and after of our little rescue dog, Jackson."
"Athena one week after adoption"