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Family Devastated By Sandy Wins $20 Million Lottery

Associated Press | Posted 07.25.2014 | Good News

BEACHWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A large family that lives at the shore and suffered losses during Superstorm Sandy will share a $20 million lottery jackpot t...

Second Biggest Lottery Ever

AP | BARBARA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 12.17.2013 | Business

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Mega Millions jackpot soared to an estimated $636 million on Tuesday, making it the second largest lottery jackpot in U....

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...

WATCH: Gay Teen Faces Danger As He Hunts For A Porn Stash In A Pre-Internet World

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.24.2013 | Gay Voices

Set in 1994, "Jackpot" is a short film that recreates the experiences of a young gay man who tries to find porn in a pre-Internet world. The boy hears...

Man Wins Million Dollar Jackpot TWICE

AP | Posted 11.12.2013 | Business

LANSING, Mich. -- LANSING, Mich. (AP) — This guy has all the luck. Officials say Joseph Palmarchuk won a $1.35 million lottery jackpot Wednesday in...

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...

Casino Rigged Game, Then Fired Whistleblower: Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business

The former security director of the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas says he was fired for reporting that the casino rigged one of its slot machi...

Surprise! Man Discovers Weeks-Old Lotto Ticket Was A Winner

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.03.2012 | Good News

Wade Haskett had wanted a new roof and new hardwood floors for his home -- little did he know that he had carried the necessary funds around in his wa...

Missouri Powerball Lottery Winner To Be Identified

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2013 | Money

By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov 30 (Reuters) - The winner of half of a record $587.5 million Powerball jackpot will briefly beco...

Lottery Winner Pleads No Contest To Fraud

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 08.28.2012 | Money

DETROIT — A Detroit-area woman who collected welfare benefits despite winning a big lottery prize pleaded no contest to fraud Thursday and likel...

Catherine New

How This Man's Gambling Saves Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 06.04.2012 | Money

They say it's not addictive. But every morning, David Chen and Shelly Robertson enter a $2 million jackpot. Unlike MegaMillions, they are not spen...

Chicago Bakery Employees Sue Coworkers, Saying They Were Cut Out Of Lottery Jackpot

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.24.2012 | Money

Tossing a few bucks into your office lottery doesn't sound like the type of thing that would end in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit. Then again, no one ...

Lottery Winner On Food Stamps Charged With Welfare Fraud

Posted 04.17.2012 | Detroit

Amanda Clayton, a Michigan woman who won $1 million from the state lottery last year, was arraigned today in district court on felony charges stemming...

Why You Don't Want To Win The Lottery

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.30.2012 | Money

Strange but true: an extra-big lottery prize means you've got an extra-big chance of going bankrupt. That's the implication of a paper published in...

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 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

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...

You May Already Have Lost!

Charlie Carillo | Posted 05.31.2011 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Lottery winners come in all shapes and sizes, but no matter who gets the jackpot I am always willing to bet my lungs on the following: he/she/they will believe that their problems are solved.

Snow Day Disarray: The Good And The Bad Of School Closings Across The Country

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

From stalled buses to stalled attention spans, mounds of white stuff means one thing: It's snow day season. Across the Midwest to the Northeast, snow...

Chris Shaw Wins Powerball: Missouri Convenience Store Clerk Wins $258.5 Million Jackpot

AP | SARAH D. WIRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A central Missouri convenience store clerk with $28.96 in his bank account and a stack of utility bills to pay came forwar...

Abraham Shakespeare Missing: Florida Lottery Winner Disappears

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LAKELAND, Fla. — Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a man, who won the Florida lottery in 2006, and has now gone missing. T...