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Lottery Winners

Man Wins $7 Million From Lottery Ticket Tucked Inside Get-Well Card

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.27.2015 | Good News

Recovering from surgery? How about a get-well card with 7 million reasons inside to help you feel better. Easton, Pennsylvania resident Joseph Amor...

If You Think Money Buys Happiness, Watch This

Posted 03.10.2015 | Dr. Phil

"Winning the lottery changed our lives for the worse," says Jodie, whose husband, Edwin, hit a $25 million jackpot when he and 14 co-workers bought ti...

Struggling Single Mom Of Four Wins $188 Million In Powerball

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.25.2015 | Good News

Bummed that you didn't win Wednesday's massive Powerball drawing? That single mom Marie Holmes captured an estimated $188 million share of the jack...

Helping a Person Live Like They Were Dying

Don McNay | Posted 03.06.2015 | Business
Don McNay

Lori sought a medical solution to help her lose weight and the solution caused her body to die. I've been fortunate that my weight loss surgery has been a success in its first month and that maybe the medical world has found a solution that works for people like me. The attempt with diet pills was definitely not the answer.

Oregon Man Shares $1 Million Lottery Jackpot With His Brother, Fulfills Childhood Vow

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.15.2014 | Good News

This is what brotherly love looks like. Eric Hale, 45, of Bend, Oregon won the $1 million Powerball jackpot late last month, Fox12 reported. After ...

Watch This Dad Tell His Ecstatic Sons He Won The Lottery In Crazy, Climactic Way

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.24.2014 | Good News

Now this is family drama unfolding before your very eyes. After Poul Hjortbøl won 15 million kroner (about $2.7 million) playing the lottery in D...

Life Insurance Advisor: Out of the Closet

Don McNay | Posted 11.13.2014 | Business
Don McNay

I've called myself other titles, masking that my income comes from the life insurance industry. There are multiple reasons why my lifetime occupation became a semi-hidden secret. The industry itself went through the same kind of identity crisis.

$11 Million Lotto Winner Will Return To Waitressing, Donate Chunk To Charity

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.10.2014 | Good News

When this couple won the lottery, they decided to trade in a potential life of luxury for one that could benefit others. Joe and Rhonda Meath of B...

Why the Decrease in Unions and Defined Benefit Retirement Plans Hurts Us All

Don McNay | Posted 10.29.2014 | Business
Don McNay

Is there a correlation between the drop in unions and the drop in defined benefits plans? It certainly seems like it. As defined benefit plans are going away, so is the safety net for older Americans. Most bankruptcy filers are under age 54, but there is a steady rise in bankruptcies of people over age 55.

Same Sex Marriage, Taxes and Winning the Lottery

Don McNay | Posted 10.10.2014 | Business
Don McNay

The first step that all seriously committed couples, same sex or heterosexual, should do is find a competent financial planner to help them plot out a well thought out strategy.

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...

Lottery Winner Must Share $1.7 Million Jackpot With Psychic Waiter

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.17.2014 | Weird News

In a legal ruling no one could have predicted, a judge in England has ordered a lottery winner to split his jackpot with the waiter who predicted the ...

Extremely Lucky Couple Has Winning $50 Million Lotto Ticket Returned To Them After Losing It

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 06.06.2014 | Good News

Winning the lottery once is a rare thing, but winning the lottery, losing the ticket, and then getting it back? That's more luck than most people coul...

Here Are Next Week's Winning Lottery Numbers

Galanty Miller | Posted 07.29.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

As for lotteries being used to fund education... the Lottery generates millions of dollars and many elementary schools can't afford crayons. Something doesn't add up.

The Five Reasons People Blow Their Money

Don McNay | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Don McNay

Bad habits, bad advisers, lack of knowledge. People who spend more than they make will not suddenly be "cured" when they get a lump sum of money. In fact, whatever problems they had will now be magnified by having more money to get in more trouble with.

This Man Survived 7 Freak Accidents, Making Him The Luckiest Unlucky Guy Around

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 05.05.2014 | Good News

One near-death incident is more than enough for one lifetime. But Frane Selak, a Croatian music instructor, has miraculously survived more than half a...

Will You Use the New Illinois State Lottery App?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.16.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

So what do you think, lottery players? Is this the development that will please all those letter-to-the-editor writers who expect the lottery to pay for the state's education needs?

Love Conquers $338 Million Lottery Dispute

Posted 03.11.2014 | Business

A lawsuit over a $338 million lottery jackpot came to happy conclusion last week when the two parties apparently agreed to kiss and make up. Pedro...

A Quick Trip To The Grocery Store Changed This Couple's Lives Forever

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 03.04.2014 | Good News

It was just an average trip to the grocery store, but it ended up changing one couple's lives. Tom Stevens, 70, was diagnosed with lung cancer in J...

Money, Being Uncool and Happiness

Don McNay | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty
Don McNay

People blow through their money trying to be cool. The words "rich and famous" are often used in conjunction. The rich and famous are supposed to be cool. Thus, when someone gets a large sum of money, they think it's an automatic ticket to total coolness.

Study Confirms Money Turns Left-Wingers Into Stingy Right-Wingers

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business

Confession time: I'm one of those left-wingers Tom Perkins warned you about, constantly kristallnachting the rich. But if I strike it rich tomorrow? I...

Winning the Jackpot -- A Matter of Life and Death

Don McNay | Posted 03.31.2014 | Money
Don McNay

It can be argued that Abraham Shakespeare, David Edwards and Amanda Clayton had little in common besides winning the lottery. Along with diverse geographic differences, they were very different people with very different problems. And they are all dead. Long before their average life expectancy.

Mega Millions Winner Still A Mystery

AP | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The identity of the person whose Mega Millions ticket is worth half the $648 million jackpot remained a mystery Friday, bu...

Mega Millions Lottery Winner Comes Forward

AP | JOHNNY CLARK | Posted 12.19.2013 | Business

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia woman who bought just one ticket and used family birthdays and lucky No. 7 to choose her numbers was one of two winners of ...

Investigation Into Bogus $14.3 Million Lottery Jackpot Claim Heats Up

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 10.09.2013 | Business

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Investigators trying to unravel the mystery behind a bogus claim for a $14.3 million Iowa Lottery jackpot ...