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Why Felix Salmon Is Buying A Lottery Ticket

Reuters | Felix Salmon | Posted 03.20.2012 | Money

Have you bought your lottery ticket yet? The jackpot’s up to $241 million! An interesting thing happens, when the jackpot gets this big: if you a...

This State's Residents Are The Biggest Suckers

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 03.15.2012 | Money

Georgia residents are the biggest suckers for the lottery in the country, according to Bloomberg's Sucker Index, which ranks states according to how ...

Nice Try: This Guy Owes His Co-Workers Millions

AP | Posted 03.15.2012 | Money

ELIZABETH, N.J. -- Five construction workers in New Jersey, vindicated by a jury, must wait before learning exactly how much they'll share of a $38.5 ...

The Farm Subsidy Jackpot

Donald Carr | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Donald Carr

Would critics of SNAP exhibit the same level of outrage if they learned that several Roby, Texas, cotton farmers shared a $46 million jackpot in 1996 and still receive hundreds of thousands of dollars apiece in federal subsidies for years after?

How To Win The Lottery

Scientific American | Garth Sundem | Posted 05.12.2012 | Money

So goes popular opinion: the lottery's an egregious societal evil implemented and overseen by shape-shifting, blood-drinking reptilian aliens. And tha...

Win This Lottery Once, Get Paid For The Rest Of Your Life

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 05.10.2012 | Business

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — Lottery officials in the six New England states have joined forces for the first time to offer a regional game, hoping to l...

Undocumented Immigrant Wins Lottery Ticket Lawsuit

Posted 03.09.2012 | Latino Voices

Almost two years after he bought a winning lottery ticket and gave it to his boss to cash for fear of being exposed as an undocumented immigrant, Jose...

Lottery Winner Loses State Food Stamps

AP | Posted 05.08.2012 | Detroit

LINCOLN PARK, Mich. — State officials say a Detroit-area woman who won a $1 million lottery prize but continued to get food stamps has been remo...

WATCH: Woman Claimed Food Stamps Despite Jackpot Win UPDATE

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

Even with an extra million or two, it seems that some lottery winners are still trying to finding ways to save money -- on the government's dime. ...

Winning Lottery Ticket Stolen From Undocumented Immigrant

Posted 03.07.2012 | Latino Voices

An unusual trial opened this week at Judge Goerge F. Nunn’s courtroom in the Houston County Superior Court in Warner Robins, Georgia. A man sued ...

Coworkers Going To Court Over Huge Lottery Jackpot

AP | Posted 05.06.2012 | Money

ELIZABETH, N.J. — Five New Jersey construction workers are suing a former colleague who claims he was the sole winner of a $38.5 million Mega Mi...

Winning the Lottery of Life!

Irene Tanner | Posted 04.23.2012 | Fifty
Irene Tanner

Even if we don't hit the jackpot there is an abundance of riches to be found in friendship. Social networking at its best provides a technology that has the capability to open doors and hearts

WHAT A LOSER: Entire Town Wins $950-Million Jackpot Except One Man

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.01.2012 | Weird News

One man in Spain is kicking himself after the entire town won and shared in a $950-million lottery jackpot -- except for him. The New York Times re...

Bonfire Of The Vanities: Artworks Set Ablaze

Posted 03.27.2012 | Arts

Artists in particular are fragile souls who are vulnerable to those extreme moments of self-doubt where they cannot bear to look at their work anymore...

Checks Bounce For Lottery Winners

Posted 01.06.2012 | Chicago

The Illinois Lottery officials apologized to about 85 winners Friday after their winning checks bounced. Maureen Furio of Lake Zurich, Ill. told C...

Pa. Couple Claims $128M Powerball Prize In Md.

AP | Posted 01.06.2012 | DC

BALTIMORE -- Lottery officials say a Pennsylvania couple has claimed a $128.8 million Powerball prize in Maryland. The couple chose to stay anonymous...

Mega Millions Winning Ticket Sold In Long Island

Posted 12.28.2011 | New York

The lucky winner of a $206 million Mega Millions jackpot is somewhere among us, but he or she may not even know it. The winning ticket was sold in a K...

WATCH: Man With Disabilities Wins $200,000 Lottery, Keeps Job As Cook

Posted 12.20.2011 | Impact

Winning the $200,000 PowerBall prize will enable Donny Jones to pay off his bills, but the Idaho native won't be leaving his cooking job anytime soon,...

Ron Dicker

Sucker's Bet? Cash-Strapped States Double-Down On Gambling

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

Gambling is on a roll. Faced with mounting budget deficits, more states are expanding gambling options and loosening restrictions in a grab for revenu...

Conn. Money Managers Keeping Quiet About Huge Lottery Win

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 01.29.2012 | Business

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Three money managers awarded a $254 million Powerball jackpot said Tuesday there's no fourth participant despite a claim they...

Lottery Mistake Pays Offs A Cool $1 Million

Posted 11.14.2011 | Weird News

Some mistakes are going to cost you -- big time. But as luck would have have it, a cashier's error turned out to be best thing possible for a man ...

Lottery Winners Keeping Their Millions A Secret

Chicago Tribune | Posted 01.07.2012 | Chicago

Somewhere in Chicago live a modest, middle-class couple with two teenage children and a $30 million secret. They recently won the Illinois Lottery,...

The Visionary Behind NY's New Math Museum

Posted 01.01.2012 | Arts

Math may suffer from a reputation for difficulty, but the new Museum of Mathematics, scheduled to open in 2012 in Manhattan, is trying to change that ...

Jason Cherkis

Under Rick Perry, Former Staffers Raked In Millions As Lobbyists

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry has been good for the Austin lobbying business. Forty Perry aides have e...

Impostor Wrongfully Claims Cash Prize In Veteran's Lottery: Cops

AP | Posted 10.31.2011 | Crime

CORRY, Pa. (AP / The Huffington Post) -- State police in northwestern Pennsylvania are searching for a jackpot impostor. Police say someone pretend...