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Retired FDNY Firefighter Who Responded To 9/11 Attacks Wins $5 Million Lottery

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.06.2015 | Good News

A Sept. 11 first responder just had an incredible stroke of luck. Carmelo Mercado, a 63-year-old who lives in Orange County, New York, and was one...

Man Wins $7 Million From Lottery Ticket Tucked Inside Get-Well Card

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.27.2015 | Good News

Recovering from surgery? How about a get-well card with 7 million reasons inside to help you feel better. Easton, Pennsylvania resident Joseph Amor...

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...

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 ...

Brooklyn Teenager Wins $1000 A Week For Rest Of His Life

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 06.13.2012 | Teen

Robert Salo, an incredibly lucky 18-year-old high school student from Brooklyn, New York, has won one thousand dollars a week for the rest of his life...

Mega Millions Jackpot: From Per Se Dinners To Mayorships, What Could New York Buy?

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 03.30.2012 | New York

As the Mega Millions jackpot rose from $500 million to an unbelievable $640 million Friday, we pondered over what New Yorkers would do if they scored ...

What Would You Do If You Won The Mega Millions Jackpot?

Posted 03.29.2012 | New York

As the Mega Millions jackpot climbed to a record $500 million on Wednesday, New Yorkers are hitting up newsstands, eager to get their hands on the win...

Little Bit Of Luck: 2-Year-Old Picks $1 Million Lottery Ticket

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.15.2012 | Weird News

A New York City toddler with the right touch has made her family $1 million richer. Afsheen Ahsan, of Queens, credits her 2-year-old daughter, Anay...

"Sweet Million" Lottery Game Has Sweetest Commercial (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The New York Lottery has introduced their new "Sweet Million" jackpot-type game with perhaps the cutest lottery commercial of all time. The commercia...

NY Lotto Game Revamped For Players To Love

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY -- It's makeover or bust for New York's classic Lotto game. The state Lottery Division has laid the groundwork for a new version of its flagsh...

Brooklyn Teenager Wins $1M On New York Millionaire Scratch-Off Ticket

New York Daily News | Edgar Sandoval | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Waquas Mazhar, 19, won the New York Millionaire scratch-off game but will keep bunking with his siblings at his parents' Midwood, Brooklyn, house. "I...

States Selling Addiction: "Why Not? We Need the Money!"

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stanton Peele

Our financial and emotional needs now dictate that state governments sedate their citizens, while picking their pockets, from California to Kansas to the Mid-Atlantic.

NY Lottery Considers $37 Million Gamble: May Dump Treasuries For Riskier Assets

Bloomberg | Michael Quint | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Feb. 10 (Bloomberg) -- The New York Lottery is proposing a gamble where the odds aren't always in its favor -- moving its $1.3 billion prize fund into...