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The Real Powerball Jackpot Went To A Celebrity Pomeranian

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.20.2016 | Comedy

You may have read that ticket holders in California, Tennessee and Florida won the recent $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot. But that's not the real stor...

Giant Powerball Jackpot? No Surprise!

Ronald L. Wasserstein | Posted 01.13.2016 | Science
Ronald L. Wasserstein

As everyone in America seems to know, the Powerball jackpot has reached new heights, with an estimated annuity prize of $1.5 billion for the drawing on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. A monster jackpot is exactly what Powerball hoped for when it changed its game structure last fall.

No Winner In Powerball Means Jackpot Surges To $1.3 Billion

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 01.10.2016 | Business

LOS ANGELES, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Lottery officials said there was no winner of Saturday's record $900 million jackpot in the multi-state Powerball lotte...

Luckiest Man Alive Wins $10 Million Lottery Playing Fortune Cookie Numbers

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.17.2015 | Good News

This guy's fortune cookie actually did bring him some luck Richard Davis of Boca Raton, Florida, recently claimed his winnings of an August drawing of...

Retired FDNY Firefighter Who Responded To 9/11 Attacks Wins $5 Million Lottery

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.06.2015 | Good News

A Sept. 11 first responder just had an incredible stroke of luck. Carmelo Mercado, a 63-year-old who lives in Orange County, New York, and was one...

Someone Has to Win - It Just Isn't Going to Be You!

Ronald L. Wasserstein | Posted 04.07.2015 | Science
Ronald L. Wasserstein

It is highly likely that someone will win the big lottery drawing you have so hopefully entered. That seems clear enough, but here is what gets missed: The certainty of something happening doesn't increase the chances that it will happen to you.

Family Devastated By Sandy Wins $20 Million Lottery

Associated Press | Posted 07.25.2014 | Good News

BEACHWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A large family that lives at the shore and suffered losses during Superstorm Sandy will share a $20 million lottery jackpot t...

WATCH: Gay Teen Faces Danger As He Hunts For A Porn Stash In A Pre-Internet World

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Set in 1994, "Jackpot" is a short film that recreates the experiences of a young gay man who tries to find porn in a pre-Internet world. The boy hears...

Minnesota Man Claims His Share Of Powerball Jackpot

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.08.2013 | Business

Paul White of Ham Lake, Minnesota, was one of the three Powerball jackpot winners, state lottery officials announced Thursday. Paul White of Ham L...

Powerball Lottery Releases 41 Tickets Worth $1 Million Or More

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.08.2013 | Business

The three lucky people who won the Powerball jackpot on Wednesday may be getting (almost) all the attention for their $448 million prize. But there ar...

Casino Rigged Game, Then Fired Whistleblower: Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business

The former security director of the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas says he was fired for reporting that the casino rigged one of its slot machi...

Surprise! Man Discovers Weeks-Old Lotto Ticket Was A Winner

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.03.2012 | Good News

Wade Haskett had wanted a new roof and new hardwood floors for his home -- little did he know that he had carried the necessary funds around in his wa...

Missouri Powerball Lottery Winner To Be Identified

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2013 | Money

By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov 30 (Reuters) - The winner of half of a record $587.5 million Powerball jackpot will briefly beco...

Catherine New

How This Man's Gambling Saves Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 06.04.2012 | Money

They say it's not addictive. But every morning, David Chen and Shelly Robertson enter a $2 million jackpot. Unlike MegaMillions, they are not spen...

Chicago Bakery Employees Sue Coworkers, Saying They Were Cut Out Of Lottery Jackpot

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.24.2012 | Money

Tossing a few bucks into your office lottery doesn't sound like the type of thing that would end in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit. Then again, no one ...

Lottery Winner On Food Stamps Charged With Welfare Fraud

Posted 04.17.2012 | Detroit

Amanda Clayton, a Michigan woman who won $1 million from the state lottery last year, was arraigned today in district court on felony charges stemming...

Why You Don't Want To Win The Lottery

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.30.2012 | Money

Strange but true: an extra-big lottery prize means you've got an extra-big chance of going bankrupt. That's the implication of a paper published in...

WATCH: Woman Claimed Food Stamps Despite Jackpot Win UPDATE

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

Even with an extra million or two, it seems that some lottery winners are still trying to finding ways to save money -- on the government's dime. ...

Winning the Lottery of Life!

Irene Tanner | Posted 04.23.2012 | Fifty
Irene Tanner

Even if we don't hit the jackpot there is an abundance of riches to be found in friendship. Social networking at its best provides a technology that has the capability to open doors and hearts

You May Already Have Lost!

Charlie Carillo | Posted 05.31.2011 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Lottery winners come in all shapes and sizes, but no matter who gets the jackpot I am always willing to bet my lungs on the following: he/she/they will believe that their problems are solved.

Snow Day Disarray: The Good And The Bad Of School Closings Across The Country

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

From stalled buses to stalled attention spans, mounds of white stuff means one thing: It's snow day season. Across the Midwest to the Northeast, snow...