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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...

OOPS: Lottery Players Get Tangled Up In Phone Sex Line

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.15.2013 | Business

Inquisitive players of the Oklahoma Lottery may have gotten lucky lately, just not in the way you'd expect. That's after a phone number printed on ...

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.

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...

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...

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...

$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...

Jackpot Surges Again

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.01.2013 | Business

The Powerball lottery jackpot soared to an estimated $290 million after no one won the grand prize in Wednesday's drawing, according to the game's web...

$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...

Crapping Out in New York: For Education

Dave Colavito | Posted 09.10.2013 | New York
Dave Colavito

Voters can decide for themselves whether Gambling for Education in New York is really code for Education in Support of Gambling, and whether they want more of what the carnival is selling -- for the kids, always for the kids.

Lottery Looks To Hispanics

Convenience Store News | Posted 07.11.2013 | Latino Voices

Lottery tickets are purchased with dreams in mind. That dream may be the large, life-changing dream or it can be a smaller dream that consists of payi...

Who Is The Biggest NBA Draft Bust?

Posted 06.27.2013 | Sports

Each year, the first few selections in the NBA Draft present franchises opportunities for revitalization -- and embarrassment. While every team that h...

$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...

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 ...

The Powerball Paradox

Blake Kernen | Posted 07.21.2013 | Teen
Blake Kernen

Then there's this. Would you really want to win the lottery (yes), but what about that long list of winners who end up losing everything -- their happiness, family, even their lives -- because of their lucky lottery ticket?

Crapping Out in New York: 2.0

Dave Colavito | Posted 07.20.2013 | New York
Dave Colavito

A disproportionately large savings can be realized by assisting those gamblers regain control of their lives, rather than creating more of them. I thought that's what government was supposed to do?

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...

Jackpot Soars Again

Posted 07.17.2013 | Business

The Powerball lottery jackpot grew to $600 million Friday ahead of the game's May 18 drawing, making the prize one of the largest lottery jackpots eve...

A Statistician's View: What Are Your Chances of Winning the Powerball Lottery?

Ronald L. Wasserstein | Posted 07.16.2013 | Science
Ronald L. Wasserstein

Your chance of winning the lottery on a single ticket is one in 175 million. That seems tiny, and it is. In fact, it's so small that it is difficult for us to grasp. Understanding how small this number is provides the key to understanding how likely -- or unlikely -- it is you will become the next big winner of the Powerball jackpot.

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. ...

$360 MILLION

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...

Only One Brother Found Guilty In Stolen Lottery Ticket Case

AP | JOHN KEKIS | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- One of two brothers accused of conning a man out of a winning $5 million scratch-off ticket was found guilty Wednesday of possessing...