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Lottery Winner

Dude Named 'Gambles' Wins Lottery Twice With Same Numbers

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.24.2016 | Good News

This guy's got more than just one stroke of luck. A man who happens to be named Larry Gambles, recently won the $1.3 million Lucky Day Lotto in Illin...

3 Things I'd do if I won the Lottery

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 05.02.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

What would you do if you suddenly found yourself holding the winning lottery ticket? And I don't mean a second or third division prize - I mean the b...

Powerball Billions: Jackpot Payouts a Blessing or a Curse?

David Rae | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
David Rae

Just when you thought it was safe to be a lottery winner comes the buzzkilling news that many winners, even those in the multimillion dollar range, manage to blow through their windfalls and are back to broke in under seven years.

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...

Humble Plumber Wins $136 Million Lottery, Still Wants To Continue Working

The Associated Press | Posted 06.06.2015 | Good News

NEW YORK (AP) — A Staten Island plumber who won a $136 million Powerball jackpot said Thursday he wants to keep working — but also plans to "relax...

New Evidence That The Rich Are More Conservative Than the Rest

Sean McElwee | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Sean McElwee

It's a long-running debate: Are rich people more conservative, and particularly more likely to be Republican? The answer is yes, and a large literature establishes this, but the debate still rages on, driven partially by the cognitive biases of elite commentators.

British Couple Wins Lottery For Second Time In 2 Years

The Associated Press | Posted 04.02.2015 | Good News

LONDON (AP) - A couple from northern England has defied the odds - again - by winning a million pounds ($1.5 million) in the lottery for a second time...

David Lohr

$20,000 Lottery Winner Disappears

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 12.30.2014 | Crime

Michigan authorities are asking for the public's help in locating an 86-year-old Detroit man, who recently won $20,000 in a lottery and has now gone m...

Clock Is Ticking For Unclaimed £12 Million Jackpot

Evening Standard, London | Evening Standard reporter | Posted 01.27.2014 | World

The hunt is on for the owner of a Euromillions ticket worth £12million which expires tonight. The ticket, which has winning code JRG437445, was boug...

WATCH: Seven-Time Lottery Winner Shares His Secrets To Success (VIDEO)

HuffPost Live | Ishita Singh | Posted 11.09.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The chances of winning the lottery are one in 175 million, but Florida native Richard Lustig has bucked the odds to win the grand prize seven times. H...

Why Some Lottery Winners Curse Their Big Win

Robert Pagliarini | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Robert Pagliarini

One of the best ways to feel in control of the money rather than be controlled by the money is to get very clear on how much you have, where it is, how much income it will produce, and to develop a strategy for responding to loan requests from friends and family.

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...

Powerball Officials Try To Verify Potential Winner's Claim

Reuters | Posted 10.08.2013 | Business

(Updates with person coming forward with possible Minnesota winning ticket) MINNEAPOLIS, Aug 8 (Reuters) - A person claiming to hold o...

What Not To Do After You Win The Lottery

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.08.2013 | Business

Wednesday's Powerball jackpot stands at $425 million, making it the fourth largest lottery jackpot ever in U.S. history, CBS News reports. True, your ...

$590 Million Powerball Winner Announced

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.06.2013 | Business

A Florida woman has claimed a $590 million jackpot, state lottery officials announced at a press conference Wednesday. Gloria C. Mackenzie, 84, bo...

Lottery Win 'Makes Me Feel Like I'm Somebody'

Posted 05.24.2013 | Divorce

What goes around, comes around. A hard-working single mom from Illinois won a $1,040,000 lottery jackpot on Wednesday. "Everybody has said the ...

Homeless Who Won Lottery To Help Friends, Stay In Tent

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.25.2014 | Impact

After winning a $50,000 jackpot, Dennis Mahurin could’ve moved out of the tent he’s been living in for more than 20 years and paid for a major lif...

Beating the Odds

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

It is heartwarming to know people from all over the globe are willing to respond to these stories. In a digital age, where people spend more time interacting with devices than they sometimes do with other people, the Internet can become a human bridge.

Lottery Winner Robbed

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.08.2013 | Crime

Of all the luck. A 62-year-old man, who uses a motorized wheelchair, won $500 in the lottery last Friday, only to have most of it stolen minutes later...

Man Wins Lottery Twice In 4 Months

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 02.01.2013 | Business

A man in South Carolina has just taken luck to a whole different level. A Rock Hill, S.C., resident has won the lottery twice in the past four mont...

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...

You Could Have Won The Powerball And Not Even Know It

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 11.29.2012 | Money

You may not have won the record Powerball jackpot on Nov. 28, but don't despair. You could still be a winner and not even know it. Officials annou...

7-Time Lottery Winner Shares His Tips On How To Win Big

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 11.29.2012 | Money

An Orlando man is offering up some tips on how to win the Powerball jackpot, which is up to a record $550 million. Seven-time Lottery Game Grand Pr...

Here's When To Buy A Powerball Ticket

Quartz | Zachary M. Seward | Posted 11.28.2012 | Money

The jackpot in the Nov. 28 Powerball lottery, a drawing across two-thirds of the United States, is up to a record $500 million. And while it’s never...