In a case of art imitates life, the Scottish Terrier featured in the British Lottery TV commercial was real-life rescue dog Ellie Mairead, according to the Scottish Terrier Emergency Care Scheme newsletter.
A Scottie Dog News reader in the UK was kind enough to tip us off and send us a scan of the article.
In the story, which is told in the first person, Ellie recounts what truly bad shape she was in when she was rescued five years ago:
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