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Lottery Winners

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...


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...

Lottery Winner? 6 Things to Do Before You Claim the Prize

Robert Pagliarini | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Robert Pagliarini

Winning the lottery is a unique sudden wealth event that requires several immediate decisions. Here are six things you should do before you claim your lottery prize.

3 Claim Powerball Prize

AP | Posted 05.27.2013 | Business

NEW ORLEANS -- Florida has its second Powerball winner in a week, but this one will split a much smaller jackpot with winners in Louisiana and Delawar...

Will You Be Truly Happy If You Win the Lottery?

Don McNay | Posted 07.26.2013 | Business
Don McNay

Winning the lottery has not always been the ticket to paradise. But if people use the money wisely, for a purpose, and with financial security being their number one priority, it might allow them to get closer to that elusive dream of happiness.

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...


AP | JULIE WATSON and BARBARA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 07.16.2013 | Business

SAN DIEGO — The numbers sum up the frenzy that has taken over the Golden State since it became the newest in the nation to join the madness over...

Virginia Man Wins Lottery For FOURTH Time

Posted 05.16.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Just call Melvyn Wilson "Mr. Lucky." The retired postal worker and Woodbridge, Va., native just won the lottery for the fourth time. ...


AP | BARBARA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business

DES MOINES, Iowa — The winning numbers have been drawn for the $360 million Powerball jackpot. The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night: 2, 11...

Single Mother Of Four Scores HUGE Jackpot

Orange County Register | Mona Shadia | Posted 07.04.2013 | Los Angeles

MISSION VIEJO -- Thuan Le checked her SuperLotto Plus ticket in the self-service machine at the CVS store in Mission Viejo, and something happened dif...

Life Lessons About Money and Happiness

Don McNay | Posted 06.21.2013 | Business
Don McNay

When you think about it, almost all of us have our own "lotto moment." We make decisions about money that will either give us long-term security and happiness or bring on pain and regret.

WATCH: She Thought She'd Won $40,000..

Posted 04.11.2013 | Good News

You'd have to be pretty lucky to win $40,000 in the lottery. Now imagine if you thought you'd won $40,000, but had actually won $40 million. On ...

Woman Wins Lottery On Her Birthday

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.04.2013 | Business

No need to blow out the candles, something tells us Jessica Wilson's birthday wish already came true. Wilson, a 27-year-old woman living in Bushne...

Woman Declines Office Lottery Pool, Wins Anyway

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.27.2013 | Business

It's a rare story that starts with the phrase, "You won't believe what my coworkers did today," and ends on a high note. But Jennifer Maldonado, an...

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.