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Man Wins $1 Million In Lottery After Someone Cut Him In Ticket Line

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 09.26.2016 | Good News

A man in New Zealand claims he won a big pile of money by minding his manners. The man, who did not give his name, says he won $1 million ($727,975 US...

3 Million Dollar Lottery Winner Invested Prize In Crystal Meth Ring

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 07.27.2016 | Crime

A former Georgia lottery winner has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking and firearm charges. Ronnie Music Jr., 45, won 3 million dollars playin...

Whoever Won $540 Million In Indiana, Please Get In Touch

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.09.2016 | Good News

(Reuters) - One winning ticket was sold in Indiana in the Mega Millions lottery on Friday, earning the jackpot worth $540 million, the seventh largest...

Soak The Poor

Andrew Collins | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Andrew Collins

Perhaps certain regressive taxes are fine. Perhaps all of them are, if we're consciously balancing them against our progressive income tax code. Problem is, we're almost completely oblivious to the regressive aspects of our tax system.

Why Winning The Lottery Is The Quickest Way To Go Broke

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 07.07.2016 | Business
Stephanie R. Caudle

While winning the lottery will be a dream come true for many Americans there have been many Americans that have won the lottery only to realize it is one of the worst things that could have ever happened to them. In several cases lottery winners of both large and small proportions have suddenly been attacked by thieves, taunted by bill collectors or most importantly proved to the world that they are bad money managers.

Powerball Winners Build A Fire Station For Small Town, Keep Winning

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.27.2016 | Good News

Powerball winner Mark Hill and his family continue to pay it forward in a huge way. They built a state-of-the-art fire station for Camden Point, Misso...

Employee Learns He Won $5.8M In Lottery, Finishes 12-Hour Work Shift

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.03.2016 | Good News

This guy is serious "employee of the year" material. Amadou Gillen discovered last Wednesday that he'd won a £4 million (about $5.8 million USD) scr...

Lottery Winner's Tickets Bought With Stolen Money, Police Say

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.03.2016 | Weird News

Last year, Joan Lechleitner bought a winning ticket in a Pennsylvania lottery worth more than $1 million. Now, she's being accused of purchasing that ...

Did God Choose The Latest Powerball Winner?

Don McNay | Posted 05.15.2016 | Business
Don McNay

Will the Smith family be blessed or cursed by their "divine intervention?" God only knows.

Woman With Breast Cancer Wins Lottery For Second Time In 3 Months

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 05.06.2016 | Good News

Sometimes, good luck strikes at exactly the right moment. Just ask Gina Short, who's been battling breast cancer for the last six years. In a wonderfu...

One Brother Wins Big On The Lottery, The Other Not So Much

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 03.07.2016 | Weird News

Two brothers who bought Powerball lottery tickets in Florida at the same time both won. But while James Stocklas, 67, scooped the $291 million jackpot...

Don't Get Scammed by the Jamaican Lottery Scam

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 03.01.2016 | Crime
Gini Graham Scott

The Jamaican lottery scam is one of the most pernicious scams around. It largely targets the elderly, because they have accumulated their money over ...

North Carolina's Broken Promise on Education Lottery Funding

Logan Smith | Posted 02.24.2016 | Education
Logan Smith

In the decade since the first Powerball tickets were sold in North Carolina, politicians have increasingly used lottery money to replace cuts in permanent education funding. This bait-and-switch represents a broken promise to voters and parents that shortchanges our children and betrays the public trust -- and North Carolina public schools are already suffering the consequences.

Listen To A Lottery Winner Discover Her Prize Is MUCH Bigger

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.19.2016 | Weird News

Lottery mixups often don't end well. The tales of people who thought they won but didn't can be downright heartbreaking. Not this time, though. You ca...

Living Near A Lottery Winner Has A Surprising Downside

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 02.16.2016 | Business

When people win the lottery, their less-lucky neighbors often drive themselves into financial ruin trying to keep up, according to a provocative new s...

Betting Big on School Funding and Still Not Winning

Rebecca Sibilia | Posted 02.01.2016 | Education
Rebecca Sibilia

The Los Angeles Times recently covered an EdBuild report about the California State Lottery, which is presented to the public as a means of generating...

When I Won the Lottery

Noelle Newby | Posted 01.18.2016 | Parents
Noelle Newby

I fell asleep last week knowing I'd won Powerball. To be clear it wasn't "check the winning numbers against mine" confirmation, but rather a deep belief it was "meant to be." After all, my husband and I went to a local gas station because it felt right.

7 Things to Do if You Win the Powerball

Pauline Paquin | Posted 01.16.2016 | Money
Pauline Paquin

I have never had huge lump sums in my life, it is more like money has been piling up slowly but surely, and for as much as I would like to think I wouldn't go crazy, I'd probably, just a little bit... So what to do if you actually win the lottery?

Warren's Week in Twitter Polls

Warren Holstein | Posted 01.15.2016 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Week of 1/11/16 to 1/17/16 Twitter polls have become all the rage and I am continuing to take full advantage of them each week by boldly engaging t...

Lottery 101

MoneyTips | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
MoneyTips

Come on, admit it. You can't resist buying the occasional lottery ticket and dreaming of what you would do with hundreds of millions of dollars. Given...

Huge Powerball Jackpot Is Less Than Taxpayers Give Yearly to Controversial For-Profit Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
David Halperin

The unprecedented Powerball jackpot is supposed to bestow extraordinary riches upon the long-awaited winners. But did you know that each of the three winners will receive less over a 29-year payout than ten U.S. for-profit college companies receive from your tax dollars every single year?

At a Loss of Everything But Words in 2016

David S. Simon | Posted 01.14.2016 | Entertainment
David S. Simon

It seems to me that this early into the new year the theme that we have been experiencing is loss. Working backwards, let's begin with last night's lottery which is the granddaddy of experiencing loss.

How to Win the Lottery After You Win the Lottery

Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business
Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo

Sure, being wealthy requires finances. But true wealth is much more -- and is predicated on an optimal Mindset.

Don't Worry, Jackpot Players - More Big Jackpots Are on the Way!

Ronald L. Wasserstein | Posted 01.14.2016 | Science
Ronald L. Wasserstein

Disappointed about missing out on the $1.6B jackpot Wednesday night? If you bought a ticket, of course you are! Chances are good, however, that you won't have to wait terribly long for another opportunity.

Good News! Your Odds of Winning the Precious $1.5 Billion Powerball Just Went Up!

David Michael Conner | Posted 01.14.2016 | Money
David Michael Conner

Good luck to you. I hope you win that billion. I really do. But before you do, please watch Lord of the Rings 46 times and consider where that precious billion dollars is going to take you.