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Powerball Billions: Jackpot Payouts a Blessing or a Curse?

David Rae | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
David Rae

Just when you thought it was safe to be a lottery winner comes the buzzkilling news that many winners, even those in the multimillion dollar range, manage to blow through their windfalls and are back to broke in under seven years.

9 Pieces of Advice for the Powerball Winner

Roxana Maddahi | Posted 01.16.2016 | Money
Roxana Maddahi

Lottery winners have a well-known history of losing all of their winnings quickly. As a wealth advisor & financial planner, here is how I would recommend breaking it all down in order to protect your money, and have your money work for you.

7 Things to Do if You Win the Powerball

Pauline Paquin | Posted 01.16.2016 | Money
Pauline Paquin

I have never had huge lump sums in my life, it is more like money has been piling up slowly but surely, and for as much as I would like to think I wouldn't go crazy, I'd probably, just a little bit... So what to do if you actually win the lottery?

Don't Worry, Jackpot Players - More Big Jackpots Are on the Way!

Ronald L. Wasserstein | Posted 01.14.2016 | Science
Ronald L. Wasserstein

Disappointed about missing out on the $1.6B jackpot Wednesday night? If you bought a ticket, of course you are! Chances are good, however, that you won't have to wait terribly long for another opportunity.

4 Reasons To Be Glad You Didn't Win That Powerball Jackpot

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 01.14.2016 | Impact

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Giant Powerball Jackpot? No Surprise!

Ronald L. Wasserstein | Posted 01.13.2016 | Science
Ronald L. Wasserstein

As everyone in America seems to know, the Powerball jackpot has reached new heights, with an estimated annuity prize of $1.5 billion for the drawing on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. A monster jackpot is exactly what Powerball hoped for when it changed its game structure last fall.

The Most Insane Fashion Splurges You Can Make With The Powerball Jackpot

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.13.2016 | Style

With the Powerball lottery jackpot now at a mind-boggling $1.5 billion, it's hard not to daydream about becoming filthy rich overnight. The drawing is...

6 Last-Minute Powerball Numbers That You Should Totally Play

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 01.13.2016 | Weird News

Lately, statisticians and data bloggers are quick to point out that you will not win the lottery. I say, not with that attitude! With the Powerba...

Jackpot! What If You Win...

Marc Erlbaum | Posted 01.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marc Erlbaum

There's something in the air as we await the drawing of the largest lottery jackpot in history. Can you feel it? The atmosphere is a bit thinner, a...

If Winning the Powerball Jackpot Were a Matter of Time...

Ronald L. Wasserstein | Posted 01.12.2016 | Science
Ronald L. Wasserstein

For those still trying to get their minds around the probability of winning the Powerball jackpot, here's another example. Suppose the 292,201,338 combinations in the game were seconds. That's the equivalent of over 81,000 hours, more than 3300 days, or just over 9 years.

You've Already Won

John Malik | Posted 01.12.2016 | Healthy Living
John Malik

Find your winning numbers by appreciating the beauty found in your every day. It's already there, it's all around you. Find your fortune then go and spend it by sharing it with others.

The $1.4 Billion Dollar Trick to Make Us Accept Income Inequality

Matthew Terrell | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
Matthew Terrell

Lotteries should not be regressive taxes on the poor and uneducated to give a few bucks to the upwardly mobile who are less likely to play. As lotteries become more ubiquitous in our society, we should ask ourselves if they are helping or hurting us.

WATCH: Restaurant Thinks It Won Powerball, Then Reality Hits Hard

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.13.2016 | Weird News

Watch workers at Grissini's Restaurant in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, go berserk Saturday night after they thought they had won the Powerball jackpo...

MATH FAIL: Powerball Can't End Poverty

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.12.2016 | Science

Memes might be good for a laugh... but don't count on them for math.  A viral post from Instagram meme creator Esteyban that is now being w...

Powerball Jackpot Skyrockets To $900 Million

AP | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.09.2016 | Business

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Lottery fans, take heart. Officials say the odds are growing that someone will win the $900 million Powerball jackpot, which...

Lottery Employee Games the System to Win $14 Million

MoneyTips | Posted 09.01.2015 | Weird News
MoneyTips

Rigging the lottery to win $14 million? It sounds like the plot of a fictional Ocean's Sixteen. However, it actually did occur, but in Iowa, not Vegas. The criminal never did profit from his crime, and was recently convicted on fraud charges.

Humble Plumber Wins $136 Million Lottery, Still Wants To Continue Working

The Associated Press | Posted 06.06.2015 | Good News

NEW YORK (AP) — A Staten Island plumber who won a $136 million Powerball jackpot said Thursday he wants to keep working — but also plans to "relax...

hen Winning The Lottery And Being Lucky Means Being Able To Care For Your Special Needs Child

Suzanne Perryman | Posted 05.02.2015 | Parents
Suzanne Perryman

I know what Marie Holmes meant about wanting to provide for her children. I am the mother of a special needs child, and I know the hurt of wanting to provide for your child, and also the advantage of being lucky enough to do so.

The Powerball Jackpot Is Now HUGE

AP | Posted 02.11.2015 | Business

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials say the Powerball jackpot has risen to an estimated $500 million, which would make it the fifth largest lottery pr...

Someone Has to Win - It Just Isn't Going to Be You!

Ronald L. Wasserstein | Posted 04.07.2015 | Science
Ronald L. Wasserstein

It is highly likely that someone will win the big lottery drawing you have so hopefully entered. That seems clear enough, but here is what gets missed: The certainty of something happening doesn't increase the chances that it will happen to you.

Oregon Man Shares $1 Million Lottery Jackpot With His Brother, Fulfills Childhood Vow

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.15.2014 | Good News

This is what brotherly love looks like. Eric Hale, 45, of Bend, Oregon won the $1 million Powerball jackpot late last month, Fox12 reported. After ...

$425 Million Powerball Winner Hides Behind Giant Check

AP | CHANNING JOSEPH and SUDHIN THANAWALA | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business

MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) — The sole winner of February's $425 million Powerball jackpot came forward to claim his prize Tuesday. California Lottery of...

$16 Million Lottery Ticket Expires Without Anyone Claiming It

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

MIAMI, Nov 22 (Reuters) - A Powerball ticket worth $16 million became worthless on Friday after a six-month deadline for the winner to claim the pri...

Mystery Lottery Winner Claims Huge Prize

AP | JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The winner of a $400 million Powerball jackpot cashed in his ticket Monday in South Carolina, but he told lottery officials that he ...

A Winner Is Out There Somewhere!

AP | Posted 09.19.2013 | Business

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Officials with the South Carolina Education Lottery say a $400 million winning ticket in the latest Powerball drawing was sold in Le...