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Lottery Winner

$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...

Clock Is Ticking For Unclaimed £12 Million Jackpot

Evening Standard, London | Evening Standard reporter | Posted 01.27.2014 | World

The hunt is on for the owner of a Euromillions ticket worth £12million which expires tonight. The ticket, which has winning code JRG437445, was boug...

$16 Million Lottery Ticket Set To Expire

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Hitting a $16 million Powerball jackpot is a dream for most people. But losing a fortune by letting those lottery winnings expir...

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...

Investigation Into Bogus $14.3 Million Lottery Jackpot Claim Heats Up

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 10.09.2013 | Business

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Investigators trying to unravel the mystery behind a bogus claim for a $14.3 million Iowa Lottery jackpot ...

Lottery Winner's Killer Was Living In His Million-Dollar Home

AP | Posted 10.04.2013 | Crime

BARTOW, Fla. -- BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — The million-dollar Florida home of a murdered lottery winner has been stripped from his convicted killer and ret...

Why Some Lottery Winners Curse Their Big Win

Robert Pagliarini | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Robert Pagliarini

One of the best ways to feel in control of the money rather than be controlled by the money is to get very clear on how much you have, where it is, how much income it will produce, and to develop a strategy for responding to loan requests from friends and family.

Scammed Lottery Winner To Claim Prize 7 Years Later

AP | Posted 08.30.2013 | Business

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A central New York maintenance worker duped out of a winning $5 million scratch-off ticket will get his money next month, seven year...

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...

Powerball Officials Try To Verify Potential Winner's Claim

Reuters | Posted 10.08.2013 | Business

(Updates with person coming forward with possible Minnesota winning ticket) MINNEAPOLIS, Aug 8 (Reuters) - A person claiming to hold o...

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 ...

$590 Million Powerball Winner Announced

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.06.2013 | Business

A Florida woman has claimed a $590 million jackpot, state lottery officials announced at a press conference Wednesday. Gloria C. Mackenzie, 84, bo...

Lottery Win 'Makes Me Feel Like I'm Somebody'

Posted 05.24.2013 | Divorce

What goes around, comes around. A hard-working single mom from Illinois won a $1,040,000 lottery jackpot on Wednesday. "Everybody has said the ...

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...

Homeless Who Won Lottery To Help Friends, Stay In Tent

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.25.2014 | Impact

After winning a $50,000 jackpot, Dennis Mahurin could’ve moved out of the tent he’s been living in for more than 20 years and paid for a major lif...

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 ...

Powerball Winner Owes Thousands In Child Support

AP | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business

PATERSON, N.J. -- The New Jersey man who won the $338 million Powerball jackpot owes about $29,000 in child support. Forty-four-year-old Pedro Quezad...

Beating the Odds

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

It is heartwarming to know people from all over the globe are willing to respond to these stories. In a digital age, where people spend more time interacting with devices than they sometimes do with other people, the Internet can become a human bridge.

$338 Million Powerball Winner Described As 'Hardworking'

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 05.26.2013 | Business

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. — A New Jersey man feels "pure joy" at winning a $338 million Powerball jackpot but has no idea what he will do with the mon...

Dog Helps Owner Win Big In Lottery

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 04.10.2013 | Business

SALT LAKE CITY -- A group of blue collar University of Utah workers will split $1 million in lottery winnings thanks to a set of keys left in a truck ...

Lottery Winner Robbed

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.08.2013 | Crime

Of all the luck. A 62-year-old man, who uses a motorized wheelchair, won $500 in the lottery last Friday, only to have most of it stolen minutes later...

Man Wins Lottery Twice In 4 Months

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 02.01.2013 | Business

A man in South Carolina has just taken luck to a whole different level. A Rock Hill, S.C., resident has won the lottery twice in the past four mont...

Lottery Winner Inspires Charmin

AP | Posted 01.18.2013 | Business

HAMILTON, Ohio -- Charmin is providing some toilet paper relief on behalf of one of Ohio's newest million-dollar lottery winners. Regina Jackson has ...

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 Mechanic Wins Share Of $588 Million Powerball Jackpot

AP | MARIA SUDEKUM | Posted 01.30.2013 | Money

DEARBORN, Mo. — To announce one of the biggest events of their lives together, Cindy and Mark Hill returned to the place where it all began &nda...