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Lottery Winners

WATCH: Homeless Man Scores Lottery Win

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.19.2012 | Money

A homeless man in Greenville, S.C., has reason to smile today after winning $200,000 from a scratch-off lottery game. The winner, who declined to b...

Young Man Gets Dumped, Wins $30.5 Million Lottery

Posted 10.18.2012 | Good News

A young man from Massachusetts who was recently dumped by his girlfriend snagged a $30.5 million Mega Millions prize this week. According to the As...

McDonald's Workers Still Suing For Mega Millions

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.08.2012 | Money

A pool of McDonald's Mega Millions players still believes coworker Mirlande Wilson made like the Hamburglar and stole all the winnings. Now the group ...

Friends Claim Jackpot After Playing Lottery For 25 Years

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.06.2012 | Money

It took persistence, but 25 years of effort paid off big time for two old friends in New York. Willie McPherson, 74, and Christopher Manzi, 44, won...

Quaker Oats Is The Luckiest Place To Work

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.04.2012 | Money

If you don't eat Quaker Oats for breakfast, it may be time to start. For the second time this year, a group of Quaker Oats employees won the Powerball...

Amanda Clayton: Death by Being a Lottery Winner

Don McNay | Posted 12.02.2012 | Crime
Don McNay

Amanda Clayton was not your typical millionaire. In her short life, she won a million dollar lottery in Michigan, was convicted of collecting state welfare money after she got the million dollars and embroiled in a plethora of drama and legal battles. Now she is dead.

New York Teen Wins Lottery, Plans To Buy A Car And His Mom's House

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 09.28.2012 | Teen

A Rochester, N.Y., teenager won $3 million in an instant lottery game by using $10 he won playing a different instant game. "That's one hell of ...

Luckiest Family Ever Wins Lottery Three Times

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2012 | Money

OSLO (Reuters) - Good fortune and having children just seem to go together for Norwegian mother Hege Jeanette Oksnes. Each time the 29-year old pet...

Undocumented Worker Claims Colleague Stole $1 Million Lottery Prize

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.14.2012 | Money

Ramon Ortiz, an undocumented worker who doesn't speak English, had no Social Security number to claim a $1 million Maryland lottery jackpot he won two...

Lyin' Eyes and Newfound Wealth

Don McNay | Posted 11.07.2012 | Money
Don McNay

The first thing I tell lottery winners, widows, widowers or others who come into large sums of money is to watch out for their family and especially for newfound "friends."

Lotto Winner Wants Her Money Back (After She Gave It Away)

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.17.2012 | Money

Million-dollar lottery winner Emily Leach is not giving up her claim on a second jackpot worth $260,000. The 31-year-old Nevada resident told ABC News...

Lotto Jackpot Winner Is Still Unnamed

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2012 | Money

By Aileen Wingblad LAPEER, Mich., Aug 16 (Reuters) - Sam Odish co-owns the Sunoco gas station and convenience store where the single winning ticket...

Does It Pay To Buy Into The Lottery Hype?

Posted 08.16.2012 | Money

Every now and then, we go completely bananas over the lottery. Even though it's more likely you'll get killed by a falling coconut than win the lo...

In It To Win It

Catherine New | Posted 10.16.2012 | Money
Catherine New

Some men bring women flowers on a first date. I bring my dates lottery tickets. What better way to potentiate a lifetime of romance and wonderment than by winning $80 million, or more, together?

Why You Shouldn't Buy Lottery Tickets

Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.16.2012 | Money
Bonnie Kavoussi

The lottery is ruining your life. Whether you buy lottery tickets once a day or once a year, the lottery is destroying you because it is insidiously convincing you that the only way you can succeed in life is through luck instead of skill.

Winning Lottery Ticket Stolen From 77-Year-Old Great-Grandmother

Posted 08.02.2012 | Money

There's no shortage of cashiers-turned-crooks in the retail world and the probability gets even higher when there's a lottery ticket involved. The ...

Life Lesson from the Lottery: People Who Are Separated but Not Divorced

Don McNay | Posted 09.07.2012 | Money
Don McNay

Lottery winners have the same financial and social issues that other people have. Only their problems are magnified 1000 percent.

Brooklyn Cleaning Lady Wins Over $300K A Year For Life

Posted 07.09.2012 | New York

Dana Harchuck, a cleaning lady in Brooklyn, bought a "Win For Life" winning ticket near her Marine Park home on June 17, The New York Post reports, me...

Couple Wins $3.3M Lottery Same Week Their Home Is Flooded

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 06.20.2012 | Money

For the second time this month, a U.K. couple has found fortune in the odds of the lottery. Robin and Lesley Palmer had been playing £10 (about $1...

Brooklyn Teenager Wins $1000 A Week For Rest Of His Life

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 06.13.2012 | Teen

Robert Salo, an incredibly lucky 18-year-old high school student from Brooklyn, New York, has won one thousand dollars a week for the rest of his life...

Lottery Winner May Have Helped Woman Steal Car

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 06.12.2012 | Money

Back in March, when John Ross Jr. won the California lottery's "Set for Life" scratch-off game, which promises $70,000 after taxes every year for the ...

Thank You, Single Moms

Don McNay | Posted 07.13.2012 | Home
Don McNay

It's no accident that I fell in love with a single mother. They know how to give unconditional love in a way the average people can't.

Lottery Winner Who Threw Away Ticket: 'It's My Money. I Deserve The Money'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 05.14.2012 | Money

An Arkansas woman who threw away a $1 million winning lottery ticket told the "Today" show Friday that she does not feel bad for Sharon Jones, the wom...

Bummer! Lotto Ticket Misprint Fools Man Into Thinking He's A Millionaire

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 05.10.2012 | Money

Imagine holding what you believe to be a winning lottery ticket worth $1 million, only to find out that the ticket was printed in error and is worth n...

Is 401(k) a Ticking Time Bomb?

Don McNay | Posted 07.03.2012 | Money
Don McNay

401(k) plan investments are a primary driver of the investment markets. They are also the reason that many people are pacing the floors at night, worrying if their retirement will get delayed or destroyed.