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Winning the Lottery

Winning the Lottery Is the Worst Thing That Can Ever Happen to You

Stephen West | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Stephen West

A wise man once told me that if he could wish one thing upon his worst enemy, it would be that he was forced to receive whatever he wanted, whenever he wanted it.

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....

The One Thing Everyone Wants More Than Anything

Steve McSwain | Posted 12.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve McSwain

What is happiness? And where is it found? And further still, if we found it, how would we know that what we found is actually it?

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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 ...

How To Live Your Dreams ... Even If You Didn't Win The Lottery

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

As someone who listens to people for a living, I am often waiting to hear small truths in statements that could be written off as pipe dreams. In every big dream that is dependent on the lottery, there are little ones that need expressing right now.

Brooklyn Teenager Wins $1000 A Week For Rest Of His Life

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 06.13.2012 | Teen

Robert Salo, an incredibly lucky 18-year-old high school student from Brooklyn, New York, has won one thousand dollars a week for the rest of his life...

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...

How Would You Spend $500 Million?

Posted 03.29.2012 | Money

You have a better chance of getting struck by lightning than winning the half-billion Mega Millions jackpot on Friday. A much better chance, as ABC Ne...