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Lottery Jackpot Soars To New Record As Frenzy Heats Up

Posted 11.28.2012 | Money

The Powerball jackpot soared to $550 million Tuesday morning due to a surge in ticket sales nationwide. The next draw will take place on November 28. ...

Powerball Hopefuls Cross Borders To Buy Tickets For $550 Million Jackpot

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 11.28.2012 | Money

Lottery hopefuls can't purchase Powerball tickets in several states including Alabama, Nevada, and Utah, but that hasn't stopped them from crossing st...

Powerball Jackpot Rises To Largest Prize Ever

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 11.25.2012 | Money

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Lottery officials say nobody has won the Powerball jackpot and the top prize will now increase to about $425 million for the next ...

Five Things to Do if You Win the Powerball Jackpot

Don McNay | Posted 01.23.2013 | Money
Don McNay

Work with a financial advisor who works with more money than you have. There are financial advisors, estate-planning attorneys and trust officers who have worked with $100,000,000 or more. The scorekeeper for your local bowling league is not one of them.

Brothers Allegedly Stole $5 Million Lottery Ticket

AP | Posted 01.13.2013 | Money

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Two brothers from central New York who claimed a $5 million lottery ticket sold at their family's store have been accused of sc...

Lottery Bittersweet For 1987 Winners

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.23.2012 | Money

Winners of a 1987 $1 million-plus Pennsylvania lottery jackpot are older and perhaps wiser -- but not much richer. Many of the 17 employees from th...

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...

Brothers Wait Six Years To Claim $5 Million Prize

AP | Posted 10.17.2012 | Money

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Two brothers from central New York have claimed a $5 million lottery prize for a scratch-off ticket they bought at their parents' Sy...

Kansas Lottery To Drawing 'Winner': No NASCAR For You!

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.16.2012 | Money

The Kansas Lottery awarded Leisa Mauch a NASCAR weekend for two, then shifted in reverse to take the prize back. Now Mauch feels run over. "I'm ...

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 ...

Why Do People Run Through Large Sums of Money Quickly?

Don McNay | Posted 12.06.2012 | Money
Don McNay

At first, I thought that the problem was people getting too much money too quickly. I assumed that controlling the flow of money, such as giving them monthly payments for a lifetime, would keep them in line. It's a little more complicated than that.

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...

Lotto Sales Spike

Time Moneyland | Posted 10.24.2012 | Money

While it's possible to make the argument that there are worse ways to waste your money than playing the lottery, there's no denying that money spent o...

Michigan Powerball Winner Comes Forward

AP | Posted 08.23.2012 | Money

LANSING, Mich. -- The Michigan Lottery says it has been contacted by the winner of last week's $337 million Powerball jackpot. In a news release issu...

Can Instant Replay Solve Lottery Mystery?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.21.2012 | Money

When it comes to lottery mysteries, this one hits the jackpot. Iowa officials are so stuck in their search for a $14 million lottery winner that th...

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...

Is This Your $1,000,000?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.16.2012 | DC

Some lucky millionaire bought a winning Powerball ticket from a Northern Virginia 7-Eleven. Who bought the ticket is still an open question (though ch...

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?