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Lottery Winner

Is Winning The Lottery A Ticket To Paradise?

Don McNay | Posted 05.13.2012 | Business
Don McNay

Seems like a lot of lottery winners want to tear up the ticket. Some don't verbalize the thought. They just run through the money as fast as they can. Having unlimited wealth is a dream for many people. However, I keep running into others, consciously or subconsciously, who hate the idea of being rich.

Lottery Winner Loses State Food Stamps

AP | Posted 05.08.2012 | Detroit

LINCOLN PARK, Mich. — State officials say a Detroit-area woman who won a $1 million lottery prize but continued to get food stamps has been remo...

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. ...

Starving Horses Found At Lottery Winner's Ranch

AP | Posted 02.16.2012 | Latino Voices

SANGER, Calif. -- Eight starving horses have been found on the California ranch of a man who won $40 million in a lottery 11 years ago. Fresno County...

WATCH: Man With Disabilities Wins $200,000 Lottery, Keeps Job As Cook

Posted 12.20.2011 | Impact

Winning the $200,000 PowerBall prize will enable Donny Jones to pay off his bills, but the Idaho native won't be leaving his cooking job anytime soon,...

WATCH: Lottery Winner Uses Food Stamps

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.19.2011 | Home

Leroy Fick, a Michigan man who won $2 million in the state's lottery, has sparked outrage after he admitted earlier this week that he still uses food ...

Generous Lottery Winner: 'I Wish I'd Won A Billion Dollars So I Could Keep Everyone Happy'

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ten years after he and his wife won $64 million in the "Big Game" lottery, Alex Snelius wishes he'd won more money. The 73-year-old Palos Heights m...

On Winning the Lottery, "Sin City" & "Big Money"

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Don McNay has been on a book tour, promoting his book, Son of a Son of a Gambler: Winners, Losers, and What to Do When You Win the Lottery. In a ...

Lottery Ticket Screw-Up Wins Clerk $250K

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

NEW LEXINGTON, Ohio — An Ohio store clerk's mistake when printing a Mega Millions lottery ticket has won her $250,000. Naomi Mauller forgot to a...

Chris Shaw Wins Powerball: Missouri Convenience Store Clerk Wins $258.5 Million Jackpot

AP | SARAH D. WIRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A central Missouri convenience store clerk with $28.96 in his bank account and a stack of utility bills to pay came forwar...

Sandra McNeil, Powerball Winner, Claims Her $211.7 Million Jackpot

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

TRENTON, N.J. — A northern New Jersey school board member who held the lone winning ticket for a $211.7 million Powerball jackpot last month has...

Cynthia Stafford's $112 Million Lotto Prize And How She Uses It To Give Back

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Cynthia Stafford has always had a generous streak. As a child, Stafford donated her allowance money to UNICEF to help other children around the world....

Renee Green Wins Lottery After Making Generous Donation To Haiti Relief

TakePart.com | Max Linsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Reneé Green was sitting on the couch last Wednesday night when a story came on the news about the dire situation in Haiti. As she watched the images ...

Powerball $211.7 Million Payoff: Winning Ticket Sold In New Jersey

Philly.com | Chelsea Conaboy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

TRENTON, N.J. - The lone winning ticket for Saturday night's Powerball $211.7 million jackpot was sold in North Jersey. ...

$2.5M Indiana Lotto Jackpot Goes Unclaimed

AP | CHARLES WILSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosier lottery players have been digging through their trash, scouring their cars and bringing fistfuls of old tickets, some in ...

A Cremation Solicitation

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christopher Brauchli

It was only fortuitous but clearly felicitous -- the story in the Wall Street Journal about the increasing popularity of cremation and my printed invitation to get one for free.

Advice for the Unknown Lottery Winner

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

After having overcome trillion-to-one odds, the idea of running through the money would seem silly to most winners. However, studies shows that 90% of people blow all their money within five years of winning the jackpot.

Lottery Winners May Owe $1 Million: Long Island's Richard And Mary Morrison Overbilled County

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — Richard and Mary Morrison have plans for their $165 million lottery jackpot: paying off their mortgage, opening a restaurant...

Abraham Shakespeare Missing: Florida Lottery Winner Disappears

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LAKELAND, Fla. — Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a man, who won the Florida lottery in 2006, and has now gone missing. T...

Video of What To Do When You Win the Lottery

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

This video of Greg Stotelmyer of ABC36 in Lexington, Ky interviewing Don McNay, author of Son of a Son of a Gambler: What To Do When You Win The Lo...

'Lottery winner' causes riot at Ohio coat store

AP | MEGHAN BARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Police said a riot erupted at a coat store after an Ohio woman announced she had won the lottery and would pay for everyone's purchases – only she didn't have any money. Columbus Police Lt. Michael Deakins says 44-year-old Linda Brown announced that she would spend $500 on every person at a Burlington Coat Factory store on Tuesday, prompting customers to line up at the cashier and call their relatives.

When police arrived hours later, 500 people filled the store and another 1,000 were trying to get inside. Police said Brown was arrested on three outstanding warrants but was not charged pending a mental health evaluation. Police did not know if Brown had an attorney. Her phone number was not listed.

Burlington Coat Factory did not respond to requests for comment.

Mega Millions Winner Bought $133 Million Ticket In Queens

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It looks like luck can equal millions in Queens. Mega Millions announced today that the $133 million jackpot ticket was purchased in Queens and the wi...

Michael Jackson, Elvis and Professional Hangers On

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Michael Jackson and Elvis died too young. They had the same handicap that many people with money acquire, the entourage.

A Fat Guy's Prediction: We Need Leadership or We Will Fall Off the Economic Wagon

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Unless someone is capable of changing the American psyche, people are going to go back to their old spending habits.

Powerball Jack and the Wall Street Bailout

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

If the people on Wall Street knew that no one would ever be there to bail them out, ever again, they would be less inclined to gamble with instruments they don't really understand.