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Lottery Winners

Will You Use the New Illinois State Lottery App?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.16.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

So what do you think, lottery players? Is this the development that will please all those letter-to-the-editor writers who expect the lottery to pay for the state's education needs?

Love Conquers $338 Million Lottery Dispute

Posted 03.11.2014 | Business

A lawsuit over a $338 million lottery jackpot came to happy conclusion last week when the two parties apparently agreed to kiss and make up. Pedro...

A Quick Trip To The Grocery Store Changed This Couple's Lives Forever

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 03.04.2014 | Good News

It was just an average trip to the grocery store, but it ended up changing one couple's lives. Tom Stevens, 70, was diagnosed with lung cancer in J...

Money, Being Uncool and Happiness

Don McNay | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty
Don McNay

People blow through their money trying to be cool. The words "rich and famous" are often used in conjunction. The rich and famous are supposed to be cool. Thus, when someone gets a large sum of money, they think it's an automatic ticket to total coolness.

Study Confirms Money Turns Left-Wingers Into Stingy Right-Wingers

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business

Confession time: I'm one of those left-wingers Tom Perkins warned you about, constantly kristallnachting the rich. But if I strike it rich tomorrow? I...

Winning the Jackpot -- A Matter of Life and Death

Don McNay | Posted 03.31.2014 | Money
Don McNay

It can be argued that Abraham Shakespeare, David Edwards and Amanda Clayton had little in common besides winning the lottery. Along with diverse geographic differences, they were very different people with very different problems. And they are all dead. Long before their average life expectancy.

Mega Millions Winner Still A Mystery

AP | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The identity of the person whose Mega Millions ticket is worth half the $648 million jackpot remained a mystery Friday, bu...

Mega Millions Lottery Winner Comes Forward

AP | JOHNNY CLARK | Posted 12.19.2013 | Business

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia woman who bought just one ticket and used family birthdays and lucky No. 7 to choose her numbers was one of two winners of ...

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 ...

City Searches For Mystery Lottery Winner

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2013 | World

MADRID, Spain (Reuters) - The Spanish city of Coruna has begun a search for the person who missed out on 4.7 million euros ($6.3 million) by buying a ...

NO WINNER, POT RISES TO $400 MILLION

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business

-- Lottery officials have announced on the Powerball website that no ticket has matched all Saturday's numbers drawn for that game's giant jackpot, w...

LISTEN: This Is What Finding Out You're A Millionaire Sounds Like

Posted 08.23.2013 | Good News

Britain's National Lottery has released tapes of people finding out they'd won up to $9 million [£5.8 million], and the recordings are making our mor...

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...

Will the Latest Powerball Winner Turn Into a Lottery Loser?

Don McNay | Posted 10.10.2013 | Business
Don McNay

The latest lottery winner overcame a 171 million-to-one shot to win the Powerball. He is going to need the same kind of luck to hang on to the money and keep it from destroying his life.

Pool Of N.J. Employees Hold Winning Powerball Ticket

Posted 08.09.2013 | Business

A group of New Jersey employees are apparently the holders of one of the three winning Powerball lottery tickets, USA Today reported. Sixteen worke...

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...

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...

Keen and Laura Babbage and the battle against cancer

Don McNay | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Don McNay

"We can't afford to be innocent Stand up and face the enemy It's a do or die situation-we will be invincible" -Pat Benatar The contemporary that I n...

$300 MILLION

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...

$1 Million Lotto Ticket Found In Trash

AP | Posted 09.25.2013 | Business

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. — A Massachusetts couple has won $1 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket they dug out of the trash after inadverten...

Dead Lawyers and Dying Young People

Don McNay | Posted 09.14.2013 | Celebrity
Don McNay

"Though it's cold and lonely in the deep dark night" -Jim Steinman (song by Meat Loaf and later the cast of Glee) My first news on Sunday was seeing...

Unhappy Spending: Why So Many People Are Broke

Don McNay | Posted 09.05.2013 | Business
Don McNay

Why do people who have money blow through it? The must-read new book, Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending gives some clues.

$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...