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Powerball Jackpot Soars

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.18.2013 | Business

If you've been holding on to a lucky $2 bill, now may be the time to let it go. The Powerball Jackpot is edging back up, and since nobody claimed ...

Crowd Funding and Lotto: Which Is Worse?

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 03.17.2013 | Small Business
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

The Securities and Exchange Commission is finalizing its work on implementation of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, signed into law by Preside...

Spanish Lottery Hands Out $1.1 Billion In Winnings

AP | HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 01.06.2013 | World

MADRID -- A lottery showered (EURO)840 million ($1.1 billion) on ticket holders in five regions of Spain on Sunday, in the midst of a deep recession a...

Winning the Energy Lottery

Don McNay | Posted 02.06.2013 | Business
Don McNay

I grew up in an era of unrest in the Middle East I've lived most of my life with unrest in the Middle East. There is plenty of unrest in the Middle East now. I'd like to make sure that the United States has supplies of energy that actually come from the United States.

How To Live Your Dreams ... Even If You Didn't Win The Lottery

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

As someone who listens to people for a living, I am often waiting to hear small truths in statements that could be written off as pipe dreams. In every big dream that is dependent on the lottery, there are little ones that need expressing right now.

Surprise! Man Discovers Weeks-Old Lotto Ticket Was A Winner

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.03.2012 | Good News

Wade Haskett had wanted a new roof and new hardwood floors for his home -- little did he know that he had carried the necessary funds around in his wa...

Do You Play The Lottery? (POLL)

Posted 11.30.2012 | MarloThomas

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Missouri Mechanic Wins Share Of $588 Million Powerball Jackpot

AP | MARIA SUDEKUM | Posted 01.30.2013 | Money

DEARBORN, Mo. — To announce one of the biggest events of their lives together, Cindy and Mark Hill returned to the place where it all began &nda...

Man Has Answer To Foreclosure: Powerball Jackpot

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.29.2012 | Money

Larry Chandler of Highland, Ind., didn't grab the monster prize in Wednesday's record Powerball lottery drawing, but he's feeling thankful just the sa...

You Could Have Won The Powerball And Not Even Know It

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 11.29.2012 | Money

You may not have won the record Powerball jackpot on Nov. 28, but don't despair. You could still be a winner and not even know it. Officials annou...

Two Winning Powerball Tickets Bought

AP | Posted 01.28.2013 | Money

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Powerball officials say the record jackpot has been won. Early Thursday morning officials confirmed that two winning tickets were...

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...