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Man Buys Wrong Lottery Ticket, Wins $30,000

AP | Posted 06.29.2015 | Good News

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A man in southwestern Connecticut who mistakenly bought the wrong lottery ticket is $30,000 wealthier. Bob Sabo, of Easto...

Dad Receives $1 Million Winning Lottery Ticket As Last-Minute Father's Day Gift

AP | Posted 06.25.2015 | Good News

JEANNETTE, Pa. (AP) — A scratch-off lottery ticket bought as a last-minute Father's Day gift has turned a truck driver into an instant millionaire. ...

Newlyweds To Pay Off Student Loans, Buy House With $15 Million Lottery Win

AP | Posted 06.25.2015 | Good News

EASTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Newlyweds from Cape Cod are planning to buy a house, pay off student loans and buy a truck after winning $15 million on an ins...

Venture Capitalists Rule the World

John Feffer | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics
John Feffer

Venture capitalism has a disproportionate impact on the economy. It helps to ensure that technological innovation enriches the few and sustains jobless economic growth. Industrial policy in the hands of the government ideally creates wealth and spreads it around. Venture capitalists pick a handful of winners as part of a process of concentrating wealth in fewer and fewer hands.

How Incentivizing People Is A Weapon In The Fight Against HIV

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.14.2015 | Impact

Young people will change their habits between the sheets, if it means a chance to win big bucks. New research by the World Bank is shedding light o...

Lottery 'Winner' Handed $75 Instead Of $75,000

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 05.05.2015 | Weird News

A man in California who tried to cash in a $75,000 winning lottery ticket -- only to be given $75 by a Chevron employee -- was revealed to be a state ...

Couple Who Fell In Love After Both Losing 'Everything' In Hurricane Sandy Wins Lottery

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.13.2015 | Good News

Life is about to get a little easier for a couple who has been through a lot following Hurricane Sandy. Dennis Klaus and Maryann Daino both lost th...

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...

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...

A Lottery You Can't Lose

Bob Hildreth | Posted 04.27.2015 | College
Bob Hildreth

Imagine that you have a low-paying job but still manage to save a little for your kids' future every month. Then someone comes along and offers you a chance to win a cash prize.

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...

The Powerball Jackpot Is Now HUGE

AP | Posted 02.11.2015 | Business

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials say the Powerball jackpot has risen to an estimated $500 million, which would make it the fifth largest lottery pr...

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.

Would You Drop Out Of College If You Won the Lottery?

Breana Brill | Posted 04.05.2015 | College
Breana Brill

College is about the whole experience. Going to class and learning is a given, but along with that package is learning how to live on our own for the first time and starting a life separate from the hometown we were raised in.

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...

The Epic Illinois Treasurer's Race Finally Comes to a Close

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.19.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With the count of absentee and provisional ballots the lead switched from Republican Tom Cross by a few hundred votes to Democrat Michael Frerichs by a few thousand votes in a day. Cross condeded to Frerichs Wednesday.

The Illinois Treasurer's Race Could Become the Closest in State History

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.12.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

For pre-1998 elections, the only way to compare closeness in statewide elections -- state constitutional offices and U.S. Senate -- is to sift through paper records.

Teen Wins $4 Million Lottery Prize From Scratch-Off Tickets She Received As A Birthday Gift

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.31.2014 | Good News

Now this is one unforgettable birthday. Deisi Ocampo of Chicago received a gift from her father when she turned 19 earlier this month, just as man...

Man Beats Impossible Odds Twice, Accidentally Doubles Down On Lottery Winnings

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.01.2014 | Good News

This man got more than just one stroke of luck. Kenneth Stokes, from Norwood, Massachusetts, was understandably stoked when he received a phone ca...

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 ...

What Does It Mean if I Don't Have Money Dreams?

Kelly Sullivan Walden | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Sullivan Walden

Now, if you do dream about actual money, that doesn't necessarily mean that you are coming into financial wealth (sorry -- don't shoot the messenger). Remember, our dreams speak in the language of symbols.

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...

The Hidden Concerns Behind Northstar's Firing

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 10.27.2014 | Chicago
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

But all the coverage of Northstar's underperformance and of the increasingly insistent calls by Rep. Jack Franks to sever ties with the company have missed two aspects of the privatization process that raises unsettling questions about whether the contract should have been awarded at all.

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...

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...