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Lottery Employee Games the System to Win $14 Million

MoneyTips | Posted 09.01.2015 | Weird News

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...

Huge Lottery Jackpot Looms

AP | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business

DES MOINES, Iowa — The latest Powerball jackpot is estimated at $400 million, and it's considered the nation's fifth-largest ever. Here are some thi...

LOOK: Lottery Winner Steals Show At Jackpot Press Conference

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.14.2013 | Business

Channeling Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty William Seeley showed up to claim his share of the Powerball jackpot Tuesday sporting a T-shirt emblazoned w...

New Jersey Workers Who Suffered During Sandy Among Powerball Jackpot Winners

AP | WAYNE PARRY | Posted 10.13.2013 | Business

TOMS RIVER, N.J. -- Six people afflicted by Superstorm Sandy, as well as the daughter of a legislator who wrote the law creating the New Jersey Lotter...

LOOK: Workers Claim Share Of Huge Lotto Jackpot

AP | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- The "Ocean's 16," a group of 16 public employees on the Jersey shore who had one of three winning tickets in last week's $448 m...

Powerball Winner Reveals Big Plans For Jackpot Prize

Reuters | Posted 10.11.2013 | Business

By Victoria Cavaliere NEW YORK, Aug 10 (Reuters) - A New Jersey woman who said she is one of 16 co-workers holding one of three winni...

Minnesota Man Claims His Share Of Powerball Jackpot

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.08.2013 | Business

Paul White of Ham Lake, Minnesota, was one of the three Powerball jackpot winners, state lottery officials announced Thursday. Paul White of Ham L...

Powerball Lottery Releases 41 Tickets Worth $1 Million Or More

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.08.2013 | Business

The three lucky people who won the Powerball jackpot on Wednesday may be getting (almost) all the attention for their $448 million prize. But there ar...

3 Winning Tickets For Huge Powerball Jackpot

AP | STEVE KARNOWSKI and GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 10.07.2013 | Business

ROSEVILLE, Minn. -- A Minnesota man claimed his third of a $448 million Powerball jackpot on Thursday, wasting no time before revealing his good fortu...

What Not To Do After You Win The Lottery

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.08.2013 | Business

Wednesday's Powerball jackpot stands at $425 million, making it the fourth largest lottery jackpot ever in U.S. history, CBS News reports. True, your ...

Don't Want To Wait In Line For Your Powerball Ticket? Avoid These Stores

AP | BARBARA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 10.07.2013 | Small Business

DES MOINES, Iowa — In a story Aug. 6 about the latest Powerball jackpot, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a single winner could wi...

Powerball Jackpot Climbs To $425 Million

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2013 | Business

(Adds quotes from ticket buyers) MIAMI, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Strong ticket sales have boosted the jackpot for Wednesday's Powerball lotte...

Powerball Jackpot Climbs To $400 Million

AP | Posted 10.04.2013 | Business

DES MOINES, Iowa -- No one hit the Powerball jackpot this weekend, so the money will roll over and create a roughly $400 million prize for Wednesday's...

Jackpot Soars To $300 Million

AP | Posted 10.03.2013 | Business

DES MOINES, Iowa — Dreamers hoping to strike it rich quick plunked down $2 a ticket hoping to win a Powerball jackpot estimated to be at least $...


AP | Posted 10.02.2013 | Business

DES MOINES, Iowa — This weekend's Powerball jackpot will be worth at least $300 million, so the $2 tickets are likely to sell quickly. Saturday...

Down To Get Lucky? Powerball Swells To $235 Million

Posted 07.30.2013 | Business

Ready to get lucky? After lottery hopefuls failed to match all winning six numbers in the Powerball drawing on Saturday night, the jackpot has swol...