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Winner Of $636 Million Lotto Jackpot Comes Forward

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's $324 million Mega Millions jackpot winner Steve Tran had a 3 a.m. epiphany earlier this week that spurred him from...

This Is So Satisfying

Posted 12.18.2013 | Comedy

Apparently, winning the lotto would be the only thing these pedestrians would need before telling their boss how they really feel. ...

Biggest Jackpot Ever?

AP | BARBARA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 12.16.2013 | Business

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Mega Millions jackpot soared to $586 million on Monday amid a frenzy of ticket purchases, a jump that pushed the prize c...

Do Flowers Make You Rich?

Bill Prescott | Posted 02.01.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bill Prescott

Flowers are healthy, they don't make false promises and they deliver nourishment to your soul. For the price of a fancy coffee drink, they will watch over you all week and remind you that no matter what your bank account says, you are rich.

WATCH: Seven-Time Lottery Winner Shares His Secrets To Success (VIDEO)

HuffPost Live | Ishita Singh | Posted 11.09.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The chances of winning the lottery are one in 175 million, but Florida native Richard Lustig has bucked the odds to win the grand prize seven times. H...

Will the Latest Powerball Winner Turn Into a Lottery Loser?

Don McNay | Posted 10.10.2013 | Business
Don McNay

The latest lottery winner overcame a 171 million-to-one shot to win the Powerball. He is going to need the same kind of luck to hang on to the money and keep it from destroying his life.

Who Won The Largest Powerball Jackpot In History?

AP | BY BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — So you have a lottery ticket worth $590.5 million. Now what? If you won Saturday's historic Powerball jackpot and you haven...

Life Lessons About Money and Happiness

Don McNay | Posted 06.21.2013 | Business
Don McNay

When you think about it, almost all of us have our own "lotto moment." We make decisions about money that will either give us long-term security and happiness or bring on pain and regret.

Powerball Winner Pays Off Big Debt

AP | DAVID PORTER | Posted 06.01.2013 | Business

PATERSON, N.J. — A former bodega owner who will be pocketing $152 million in lottery winnings has coughed up $30,000 in back child support with ...

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...

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.

Luck Of The Irish: Family May Be Double Lotto Winner

Posted 08.14.2012 | Money

Two members of an Irish family may be accidental lottery winners after two winning tickets with identical numbers were sold within half a mile of each...

Alleged Mega Millions Winner Says She Lost Ticket

AP | Posted 04.07.2012 | Black Voices

BALTIMORE -- A woman who has claimed to have Maryland's winning Mega Millions ticket now says she has lost it. Wilson had previously said she hid the...

Doug's Dozen: 12 Things I'll Do As Soon As I Win That $640 Million in the Lotto

Doug Molitor | Posted 05.30.2012 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

If I won Mega Millions, I'd buy a $40 million house... with a $600 million wall to keep all you envious poor people out.

Mega Millions Jackpot Hits Record

AP | Posted 05.28.2012 | Money

ATLANTA — The Mega Millions jackpot is now the largest in U.S. lottery history. Georgia Lottery officials say the jackpot reached $500 million ...

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...

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,...

2 Tickets Win $355 Mega Millions Lottery

AP | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS and JESSIE L. BONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

EPHRATA, Wash. — The suspense over who bought the two winning tickets in the $380 million Mega Millions lottery focused Wednesday on two small t...

PHOTOS: Mega Millions Madness In LA

Huffington Post | Nicole Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Hundreds of people in Southern California have lined up since early Tuesday morning to buy Mega Millions tickets before tonight's $355 Million drawing...

Two Finalists Picked For Illinois Lottery Contract

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Two private companies were named as finalists Monday for a lucrative, first-of-its-kind contract to manage Illinois' lottery and will ...

Bailouts Don't Work: The Lotto Winners Study

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

You can see why bailouts fail. Wall Street and lottery winners have a common bond. They have access to easy money without restraints.

Math Professor Wins State Lottery 4 Times

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

BISHOP, Texas — The odds that Joan Ginther would hit four Texas Lottery jackpots for a combined nearly $21 million are astronomical. Mathematici...

$2.5M Indiana Lotto Jackpot Goes Unclaimed

AP | CHARLES WILSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosier lottery players have been digging through their trash, scouring their cars and bringing fistfuls of old tickets, some in ...

Abraham Shakespeare: Death by Lottery (video)

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay Here's a video of my comments on the death of Florida Lotto winner Abraham Shakespe...