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  • Powerball winner demanding anonymity will get her $559M prize

    02/16/2018 3:21:54 AM PST · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    NYPost ^ | February 16, 2018
    A woman who won a $559.7 million Powerball jackpot will get her money as a legal fight over releasing her identity plays out in court. In a court filing on Thursday, the New Hampshire Lottery Commission approved the payment to a trust the woman set up. The winning ticket will be placed in a secure location until a court decides whether it’s subject to the state’s Right to Know Law.
  • Should Lottery Winners Be Allowed To Remain Anonymous?

    02/06/2018 12:22:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/06/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Just imagine this situation for a moment. You’ve checked your lottery tickets and discovered that you’ve won almost half a billion dollars. You’ve signed the ticket and are ready to go. What in the world would stop you at this point? That’s the issue facing one anonymous woman in New Hampshire right now. She’s got the valid winning ticket but wants the ability to receive her prize anonymously and not have her name announced for all to hear. (Washington Post) The winning numbers triple-checked and the lottery ticket signed, the New Hampshire woman knew her life was about to...
  • Auditor general finds no fault with Pa. Lottery, but unusual wins remain unexplained

    02/04/2018 9:42:39 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 31 replies
    Pennsylvania Real-Time News ^ | 2/3/2018 | Daniel Simmons-Ritchie
    Pennsylvania's Auditor General says that he has full confidence in the integrity of the Pennsylvania Lottery following a review in response to a PennLive investigation in 2017 that found some Pennsylvanians have claimed lottery tickets with seemingly improbable frequency. In an interview Monday, Eugene DePasquale said he met with lottery officials and was given a thorough tour of its operations and an explanation of its security procedures. DePasquale added that the lottery told him it had investigated the most frequent claimants PennLive identified and found no wrongdoing. "I have a high degree of confidence from the beginning of the system...
  • Man Lives Under Bridge for 10 Years to Crack Lottery Code

    01/23/2018 10:50:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Wednesday, 24 Jan 2018
    For ten years, a Chinese man has been living in solitude in hopes that he will be able figure out the formula behind winning lottery numbers. The 49-year-old man, identified as Wang Chengzhou, has made a home under a road bridge in Chongqing where he spends his time researching the mathematical formula behind the lottery's winning digits, reported local media. To make ends meet, Wang has worked part-time in jobs at the post office or as a cleaner, according to media reports. The man had worked at a construction site in Xian, Shaanxi province, but suffered a thigh fracture. After...
  • Too old for DACA, man who spent 30 years of his life in U.S. is deported (media sob story)

    01/16/2018 6:33:09 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 96 replies
    msn.com ^ | 1/16/18 | Niraj Warikoo
    DETROIT — His arms wrapped around his wife and two teenage children, Jorge Garcia's eyes welled up Monday as he looked into their eyes one last time near the entrance to the airport security gate. His wife, Cindy Garcia, cried out while his daughter, Soleil, 15, sobbed into Garcia's shoulder as they hugged, with two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents keeping a close eye on them. After 30 years of living in the United States, Jorge Garcia, a 39-year-old landscaper from Lincoln Park, Mich., was deported on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to Mexico, a move his supporters...
  • Ducey unveils $10.1 billion state budget

    01/16/2018 6:57:28 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey unveiled at $10.1 billion spending plan for next budget year built on projections of more consumer spending, Arizonans buying more lottery tickets and hiring back many of the auditors who ensure that people are paying the state what they owe, auditors the governor previously laid off. As Ducey promised earlier in the week, most of the new spending is earmarked for K-12 education. That specifically includes restoring $100 million to the special account that schools can use for things like textbooks, computers and buses. The cuts to that fund started before Ducey became governor. But...
  • Florida man wins $451 million Mega Millions jackpot ( 20 years Old)

    01/12/2018 2:43:12 PM PST · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    msn ^ | January 12, 2018
    A 20-year-old Florida man claimed the $451 million Mega Millions jackpot on Friday, choosing to get $282 million at once instead of more in annual installments. A Florida Lottery news release said Friday that 20-year-old Shane Missler, of Port Richey, had claimed the jackpot from the multistate game's Jan. 5 drawing. They say he chose to receive his winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $281,874,999. "I'm only 20, but I hope to use it to pursue a variety of passions, help my family and do some good for humanity," he said in a statement.
  • 20-year-old claims $451 million jackpot, hopes to 'do some good for humanity'

    01/12/2018 1:54:29 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 43 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 12, 2018 | M. L. Nestel
    The $451 million mystery is over. A 20-year-old Florida man claimed the fourth-largest jackpot in Mega Millions lottery history, lotto officials confirmed. Shane Missler, of Port Richey, was the lone winner of the Jan. 5 jackpot. He elected to take a lump sum payout of $281.2 million, officials said. Missler plans on pursuing a "variety of passions," according to the Florida lottery, as well as helping others. “I’m only 20, but I hope to use it to pursue a variety of passions, help my family and do some good for humanity,” he said, according to lottery officials. The win didn't...
  • Powerball: Single ticket sold in New Hampshire wins $570 million jackpot

    01/07/2018 6:09:32 AM PST · by simpson96 · 49 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1/7/2018 | Peter Martinez
    A day after a winner took home the $450 million Mega Millions prize, another single ticket was sold for the even more lucrative Powerball jackpot. One ticket sold in New Hampshire matched all six numbers to win the $570 million jackpot, according to Powerball's website. The cash value of the jackpot would be at least $300 million if taken as a lump sum. A Powerball winner may choose to receive the jackpot in 30 annual payments or a one-time payment in cash. The winning numbers were 12, 29, 30, 33, 61 and Powerball 26. The winning ticket was sold at...
  • Waitress claims coworker ran off with her half of $300G scratch-off ticket winnings

    12/30/2017 12:55:01 PM PST · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    Fox news ^ | December 29, 2017
    An Arkansas waitress claimed her co-worker ran off with her half of $300,000 winnings from a scratch-off ticket. Leslie Underwood, a waitress at Sportsmans Drive-In, located in Stuttgart, Ark., said her co-worker Mandy Vanhouten owes her some cash. -snip Since she saw a picture of Vanhouten posing with the large check, Underwood said she has not heard from her. Vanhouten has failed to appear at work this week and was not answering her phone, she added. Haley Johnson, another waitress at the burger joint, told KARK she has been covering Vanhouten’s shifts. "Things have been a little hectic around here...
  • We Did The Math To See If It's Worth Buying A Powerball($384) Or Mega Millions($306) Lottery Ticket

    12/28/2017 3:09:15 PM PST · by blam · 85 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-28-2017 | Andy Kiersz
    The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing is up to $384 million as of 11:00 a.m. ET Thursday. At the same time, the Mega Millions jackpot for Friday's drawing is up to $306 million. Those are pretty huge chunks of money. However, taking a closer look at the underlying math of the lottery shows that it's probably a bad idea to buy a ticket. Consider the expected value When trying to evaluate the outcome of a risky, probabilistic event like the lottery, one of the first things to look at is expected value. The expected value of a randomly decided process...
  • 500,000 Foreign Nationals Win ‘Visa Lottery’ Since 2005

    11/04/2017 10:59:38 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/03/2017 | John Binder
    More than half a million foreign nationals have entered the United States since 2005 with the visa lottery program which allowed a recent New York terror suspect to come to the U.S. Roughly 509,700 foreign nationals have entered the U.S. between 2005 to 2015 using the program, not counting their spouses, children and chain-migration relatives, a Breitbart News analysis reveals. The U.S. has even brought in 25,976 co-nationals of suspected jihadi Sayfullo Saipov, despite their country of Uzbekistan being listed by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency as a terrorist hotspot. The Diversity Visa Lottery gives out 50,000 visas...
  • Visa Lottery Chain Migration Imported 5 Million Foreigners Since 1994, Says Report

    11/04/2017 10:59:33 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/02/2017 | John Binder
    The visa lottery has triggered a hidden wave of chain migration, and has delivered almost 5 million foreign nationals to the United States since 1994, says a new analysis. New research by the Center for Immigration Studies reveals the enormous chain-migration impact of the visa lottery program, where 50,000 visas every year are given to foreign nationals from a multitude of countries. The countries include those with terrorist problems, including Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Yemen, and Uzbekistan. Foreign nationals from eligible countries can win the visa lottery if they...
  • [FLASHBACK] Judge voices concern about Trump travel ban impact on visa lottery winners

    11/01/2017 11:20:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | August 21, 2017 | By JOSH GERSTEIN
    A federal judge repeatedly expressed concerns Monday that the State Department’s interpretation of President Donald Trump’s travel ban could cost winners of the so-called diversity visa lottery their best chance at migrating to the U.S. During an almost 90-minute hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan mulled issuing an order that could limit the Trump directive’s impact on diversity visa winners from the six countries named in the Trump executive order. “They’re faced with a deadline that most visa applicants are not faced with. … I think the potential effect of that is they’ll be out of...
  • [FLASHBACK] Green card lottery, a ticket to hope for many,could be eliminated

    11/01/2017 9:00:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 12, 2013 | By Pamela Constable
    In the contentious debate over immigration policy, three groups have dominated public and political attention: the roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants seeking to become legal, the skilled foreign workers bound for high-tech jobs and relatives waiting to be reunited with their families. Then there are those who won the green card lottery. Under a Senate compromise, the program would be eliminated and its visa slots would be subsumed into a broad system that stresses skills, education and other criteria for legal immigration. A few defenders, including members of the Congressional Black Caucus, have urged that the lottery be preserved. But...
  • Despite Trump, millions hope to win what could be the last U.S. green-card lottery

    11/01/2017 8:45:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 1, 2017 | By Michael E. Miller
    On Tuesday, more than 14 million people around the world, including anxious applicants in the Washington area, will begin checking computers and smartphones in one of the strangest rituals of the U.S. immigration system. When the clock strikes noon in the nation’s capital, they will be able to visit a State Department website, enter their names, years of birth and 16-digit identification numbers. Then they will press “submit” to learn whether they have won one of the world’s most coveted contests: the U.S. green-card lottery. Each year, the Diversity Visa Lottery, as it is officially known, provides up to 50,000...
  • Trump blames Schumer's "beauty" "Diversity Visa Lottery Program," wants merit based

    11/01/2017 4:33:21 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 112 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | November 1, 2017 | President Donald Trump
    The terrorist came into our country through what is called the "Diversity Visa Lottery Program," a Chuck Schumer beauty. I want merit based. 7:24 AM - 1 Nov 2017
  • A man finds a $24 million lottery ticket in an old shirt -- just in the nick of time

    10/14/2017 8:15:22 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | October 14, 2017 | Amanda Watts
    Everyone has that spot in their house or car where they let the mail and receipts pile up. For 68-year old Jimmie Smith, it was an old shirt hanging in his closet. Stuffed in its pockets was a stack of unchecked lottery tickets. "I always told myself, 'I'll check them when I have the time,'" the New Jersey man said. It's a good thing he did. Because had he waited two days longer, he'd have lost out on $24.1 million. More than a year ago, Smith bought a ticket to the New York Lotto. The winning numbers for the May...
  • NJ lottery winner accused of raping stepdaughter freed from jail

    09/27/2017 3:45:58 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 15 replies
    Pix11 ^ | SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 | CHRISTIE DUFFY
    PATERSON, N.J. — Multimillion-dollar Powerball winner Pedro Quezada, 49, of Wayne appeared in Passaic County Court Monday on charges he repeatedly raped his 11-year-old stepdaughter until she reached the age of 14. His brothers, children and wife are standing behind him. Quezada's defense attorneys stated that Quezada's wife, Inez Sanchez - who is the mother to the alleged victim - does not believe her daughter's story. "I think it’s a money grab," said defense attorney Rafael Betancourt.......
  • Lottery millionaire builds a football ground in his garden to play with his mates

    08/31/2017 2:42:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 31 AUG 2017 | Tom Bedford
    A football-mad lottery millionaire has splashed out on his own pitch complete with a dugout on the touchline. Former postman Matt Evans 37, turned his back garden into a mini soccer stadium so his mates can come for a kickabout. The super-rich bachelor is blowing his fortune on his love for the beautiful game. He said: “I’m living the dream by having my own pitch with lifesize goals and all the white markings. “I invite my old workmates around for a game and we sit in the dugout to talk about football. “My dad sometimes comes along for a game...