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  • Winning Powerball ticket sold in Lafayette, Hoosier Lottery confirms

    02/23/2017 7:32:38 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 23, 2017
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The winning Powerball numbers have been drawn for the jackpot that’s climbed above $400 million for the first time in nearly three months. The numbers are 10-13-28-52-61 and Powerball 2. The game’s website says one winning ticket was sold in Indiana. The Hoosier Lottery confirmed Thursday morning that the ticket was sold in Lafayette.
  • My life sucks since winning the lottery

    02/15/2017 10:02:41 AM PST · by TBP · 49 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 14, 2017 | Natalie O'Neill
    Poor little rich girl. The youngest person ever to win the lottery in Britain wants to sue the jackpot honchos who made her wealthy because the dough “ruined her life,” according to a report. Jane Park, 21 — who won $1.25 million playing Euromillions at age 17 — says she was too young to cope with the sudden flood of wealth, according to the UK Mirror. “At times it feels like winning the lottery has ruined my life. I thought it would make it 10 times better but it’s made it 10 times worse,” she moaned to the paper. “I...
  • She was angry she always lost. So this woman threatened to kill lottery officials, police say.

    01/06/2017 4:14:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Nation ^ | January 6, 2017 | Lindsey Bever
    A Pennsylvania lottery player who kept buying losing scratch-off tickets called her string of losses a conspiracy and threatened to kill employees at state lottery headquarters, authorities said. Towanda A. Shields is wanted on 53 charges, including harassment, stalking and terroristic threats, for phone calls and voice-mail messages that police said started as a “nuisance” last year and escalated into a “relentless” stream of hostile, sexually explicit and threatening statements to Pennsylvania Lottery officials in Lower Swatara Township. Police there issued a warrant for her arrest Tuesday and are working with authorities in Philadelphia, where Shields lives, to bring her...
  • What would you do if you won $3 million? This man spent it on meth

    07/27/2016 11:38:41 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 48 replies
    The State ^ | 7/27/2016 | TOM UHLER
    “When I win the lottery ...” How many of us have chanted that refrain, daydreaming about how we’d quit our jobs, grab our winnings and head to a secluded beach with the family to live in blissful paradise? Or whatever your imagination conjures life-after-hitting-the-jackpot to be. Of course it hardly ever turns out that way. We’re always hearing about lottery winners who blew it all. But Ronnie Music Jr., 45, a former maintenance supervisor in Georgia, has taken the storyline to a new depth. Music, who won $3 million in a scratch-off lottery game in Georgia last year, invested his...
  • Lottery Games Online? Scratch That Idea

    07/11/2016 7:14:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    JEN FLANAGAN is distressed. The state senator from Leominster, a 40-year-old Democrat, is worried that not enough young people are wasting their money on gambling. The Massachusetts State Lottery offers an abundance of games designed to separate players from their dollars — among them, Megabucks, Powerball, Keno, and Mass Cash, not to mention an endless supply of scratch tickets in denominations ranging from $1 to $30 — but millennials aren't playing as much as Flanagan thinks they should."Young people have the lowest participation rates, and these continue to decline," she writes with concern. "Simply put, millennials don't play the lottery."Why?...
  • HOT lane lottery makes a mockery of GTA traffic woes: Keenan

    06/28/2016 10:00:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | June 24, 2016 | Edward Keenan
    The Ontario lottery corporation recently started advertising its newest scratch-and-win lottery: tickets cost $30 (the highest price among its lotteries), and the top prize is a cool $2.5 million. Now, if you want an indication of how bad traffic is in the GTA, consider that Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca announced a lottery of his own on Thursday: tickets cost $180 each, though you only pay if you win. The prize? One of 1,000 permits to drive in an uncongested highway lane for 16 kilometres between Burlington and Oakville. The ad copy writes itself: Imagine the freedom of cruising at...
  • A Florida man will be the first in the US to get paid $1,250 per month for doing absolutely nothing

    06/06/2016 12:14:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 75 replies
    busunessinsider.com ^ | June 6, 2016 | Chris Weller
    For the next 12 months, a man from Sarasota, Florida will receive $1,250 a month for doing absolutely nothing, and the people footing the bill couldn't be happier about it. The recipient, a man named Edwin who declined to speak to the press, won the $15,000 in a raffle held in San Francisco on May 31. The giveaway was organized by the nonprofit advocacy group My Basic Income, which wants to set up a slew of lotteries to see how basic income might work around the world.
  • Audit: Illinois Lottery broke law to get around budget impasse

    05/25/2016 9:36:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    AP via WGN ^ | 3:15 PM, May 21, 2016
    The state’s auditor general says the Illinois Lottery violated state finance law by prepaying $20 million to ensure it could participate in future multi-state lottery games even without a state budget. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the lottery made two $10 million payments on June 30, 2015, when it was clear lawmakers had failed to agree on a state budget that should have begun the next day. …
  • Police: Woman throws 85-year-old to ground, steals scratch-off ticket

    04/07/2016 8:16:57 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    WPXI ^ | April 7, 2016
    PULASKI TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A woman was arrested Tuesday after she assaulted an 85-year-old man in a parking lot and stole his winning lottery ticket, according to police. The incident was reported shortly after 10:30 a.m. at the Ambrosia Landscaping supply and lottery store in Pulaski Township. "I saw it all," said Lori Smiley, who saw the incident from the Family Dollar store. Police said Adriana Pitzer, 23, threw the man to the ground and stole his scratch-off lottery ticket, which was worth $30. She also took $10 in cash. Smiley, a cashier at the nearby Family Dollar store saw...
  • $1.5 Billion Powerball Pot Just $522 Million After Taxes

    01/28/2016 11:55:14 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 45 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | Jan. 12, 2016 | Tom Gantert
    If you win the Powerball in Michigan, don’t be surprised to discover some "partners" sharing the pot with you: state and federal tax collectors. Here’s how much they will scoop off the top in taxes, as calculated by Joe Henchman, vice president of legal and state projects at the Tax Foundation. The winner will have 25 percent withheld automatically by law for federal taxes and the state withholding tax. In Michigan, the state income tax rate is 4.25 percent. When the winner files their taxes next year, they would have to pay again — the difference between what was withheld...
  • A Powerball Reimbursement Go Fund Me Page Has Been Created

    01/16/2016 10:15:25 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 1/14/2016 | Shenequa Golding
    A woman by the name of Cinnamon Nicole from Cordova, TN has raised a little more than $800 in seven hours via her Powerball Reimbursement Go Fund Me page. Nicole alleges to have spent all of her money on purchasing tickets with the assumption she would win the $1.6 billion jackpot, but soon realized the winning tickets were sold in Los Angeles, Florida and Tennessee suburbs. Despite the chances of anyone winning the jackpot being 1 in 292.2 million, Nicole still decided to go big, and unfortunately now can’t go home because she allegedly doesn’t have any money. Please help...
  • Seven Bad Habits of Highly Progressive People

    01/16/2016 5:30:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2016 | John C. Goodman
    It's been 50 years since the War on Poverty was launched and after all that time and trillions of dollars spent about one of every seven people in the country is still living below the poverty line. Everyone on the right and the left seems to agree: in the war on poverty, poverty is clearly winning. So what should be done? You may have noticed that Paul Ryan and the Republican presidential candidates were guests of the Jack Kemp Center in North Carolina the other day, trotting out their ideas on how to combat poverty. But what about the Democrats?...
  • Warehouse Worker Takes Third of $1.6 Billion Powerball Pot

    01/15/2016 2:43:21 PM PST · by Cecily · 49 replies
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A small-town warehouse supervisor turned in one of three tickets splitting the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot on Friday, and swiftly announced that he would take his money now, giving up hundreds of millions of dollars in the future. But John Robinson and his wife, Lisa, said they won't stop working and won't make any wild purchases. They'll pay off their mortgage and their daughter's student loans, but have no desire to move from their small, gray, one-story house into a luxurious compound somewhere.
  • Powerball winning numbers announced, 1 winning ticket sold in Chino Hills, CA

    01/13/2016 8:47:25 PM PST · by Callahan · 121 replies
    CBS8/AP ^ | 1/12/16 | AP
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Lottery officials have announced the numbers drawn for Wednesday night's record $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot. The California Lottery did announce there is Powerball jackpot winner in Chino Hills, California. There could be other winners in other states. Also, in Chula Vista a ticket was sold that matched 5 out of the 6 numbers.
  • What to Do with the Money If You Actually Win Tonight's Powerball Jackpot

    01/13/2016 9:27:00 AM PST · by NRx · 111 replies
    TwoCents ^ | 01-13-2016 | Kristin Wong
    You have a better chance of getting hit by lightning in a frog thunderstorm than you do winning the Powerball, but hey, it's always fun to play billionaire. If you were to win (and you won't), there are a few things you should to do to protect and optimize your winnings. http://lifehacker.com/winning-the-po... Winning the Powerball Lottery Won't Solve Your Problems Winning the Powerball Lottery Won't Solve Your Problems Winning the Powerball Lottery Won't Solve Your Pro You're not going to win the current Powerball jackpot, so don't spend a bunch of money on tickets....undefined lifehacker.​com Make a Choice: Lump Sum...
  • Powerball's Biggest Winner: Government

    01/13/2016 4:33:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    Ka-ching! Wednesday's Powerball jackpot soared to $1.5 billion as get-rich-quick mania seized America this week. But you don't need to wait for the drawing to know who'll score the royal payoff. The biggest winner of the multistate numbers game is -- drumroll, please -- Uncle Sam. Powerball is a government-sponsored gambling racket in 44 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The feds automatically skim 25 percent off the top of a lump-sum cash award. Additional state withholding taxes vary depending on residency status. Mega-winners are taxed at the highest federal income tax bracket (nearly 40 percent);...
  • Buddhist monk fights back after getting robbed buying lottery tickets

    01/12/2016 12:10:17 PM PST · by RummyChick · 21 replies
    Lotterypost via youtube ^ | 1/12/16 | Lotterypost
    Published on Jan 12, 2016 Police are searching for a man who was caught on video robbing a Buddhist monk as he bought lottery tickets in a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, convenience store. https://www.lotterypost.com/news/298269
  • Powerball jackpot payout wouldn't put a dent in the Illinois budget deficit

    01/12/2016 10:48:28 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    pjstar.com ^ | 1-12-2016
    PEORIA - It's s a staggering number - 1,500,000,000 - and one that has continued to grow as Powerball aficionados and neophytes alike have bought tickets for the largest lottery prize in American history. But what, exactly, will your $1.5 billion buy you? To start, assuming you take the lump-sum payment as many people do, rather than annual payouts over 29 years, your prize is projected to be a mere $930 million. Then you pay taxes. Take off 39.6 percent for the maximum federal rate and 3.75 percent for the current Illinois income tax - a total of $403.1 million,...
  • Here's Mark Cuban's advice for whoever wins the $1.4 billion Powerball lottery

    01/12/2016 10:22:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01-12-2016 | Libby Kane
    The Powerball lottery has reached a record high of $1.4 billion. On Wednesday night, someone might win the jackpot and — even if they don't actually take home $1.4 billion — become incredibly rich in a matter of moments. Billionaire Mark Cuban has some idea of what that's like. Cuban recounted the moment he became a billionaire on an episode of James Altucher's podcast: "I was sitting in front of a computer, naked, hitting the refresh because we were close — waiting until my net worth hit that billion when the stock price got to a certain point, and then...
  • Here's Mark Cuban's advice for the winner of the $1.4 billion Powerball lottery

    01/12/2016 7:25:22 AM PST · by Rockitz · 87 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12 January 2016 | Business Insider via Yahoo
    The Powerball lottery has reached a record high of $1.4 billion. On Wednesday night, someone might win the jackpot and — even if they don't actually take home $1.4 billion — become incredibly rich in a matter of moments. Billionaire Mark Cuban has some idea of what that's like. Cuban recounted the moment he became a billionaire on an episode of James Altucher's podcast: "I was sitting in front of a computer, naked, hitting the refresh because we were close — waiting until my net worth hit that billion when the stock price got to a certain point, and then...