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Op-Ed: CA winner takes Mega Millions jackpot, players buy tickets online

On Friday, winning numbers were drawn for Mega Millions' $180 million jackpot, one of this year's largest prizes for the U.S. multi-state lottery. On August 22, the draw yielded the following combination: 5, 31, 34, 41, 74, 3 with megaplier 5x.

Family impacted by Hurricane Sandy wins lottery

Beachwood - The phrase "this storm shall pass" has proven true for the Endreson family. They recently won a $20 million lottery jackpot, two years after infamous Hurricane Sandy destroyed much of their community.

Indianapolis man wins $1 million lottery for 2nd time in 3 months

Indianapolis - In an unbelievable stroke of luck, a man managed to capture the $1 million prize again by playing a scratch lotto ticket. His previous win occurred back in April while he was traveling in to a different part of the state for a conference.

Powerball officials await winner of $124 million jackpot

A mystery winner in northeastern Ohio still needs to claim the $124 million Powerball jackpot. The lottery player matched all six numbers from the draw held on July 9.

Couple in Virginia wins the lottery 3 times in 1 month

Calvin and Zatera Spencer of Virginia are now millionaires after they played, and won, the lottery three times in just one month.

Spain blind association puts disabled to work

Madrid - After completing high school, 46-year-old Spaniard Ricardo Velesar struggled to hold down a job as a degenerative eye disease slowly robbed him of his sight.

Croatian scoops 17 million Euro in lottery

Zagreb - In the biggest ever single win by a Croatian in a lottery, a lady from the capital Zagreb has won 17 million Euros ($23 million) in the EuroJackpot lottery.

Calgary man will donate entire $40M lottery win to charity

Tom Crist, from Calgary Alberta, won $40-million in a lottery, but he says he will donate his entire winnings to charity.

Price of good luck doubles — UK Lottery ticket rises to £2

Rickmansworth - Doubling the cost of a line of numbers for UK National Lottery tickets may well backfire on organizers Camelot. Thousands of players have vowed to stop playing the lottery and will perhaps buy £1 tickets for the Health Lottery instead.

The hunt is on for Spain's missing €4.7m lottery winner

A Good Samaritan found the winning ticket and handed it in to authorities, rather than claiming the huge winnings. Now the search is on in the Galicia region of Spain for the actual lucky winner.

Homeless man wins 50K on lottery ticket

A homeless man got lucky when he bought himself a lottery scratch ticket. After scratching the ticket, he found out he won $50,000.

Pennsylvania Lottery announces two winning tickets

Two Mega Millions tickets worth $250,000 each are yet to be claimed, after PA's Friday night draw. Both winning tickets correctly matched five balls, to win an estimated $187,000 after federal tax. PA's Draw on March 19 now has jackpot of $13 Million.

Brothers accidentally blow up house after winning lottery

Wichita - Two brothers accidentally blew up their Kansas house during a lottery win celebration. The duo allegedly celebrated their $75,000 prize with marijuana and meth.

Man gives Christmas lottery tickets to unemployed

Bartolomé Florido, who feels saddened by Spain's unemployment level, decided to assist 333 people unable to work by buying them each a lottery ticket bearing the number, 11.946. If the number wins the jackpot, each person would get 20,000 euros.

Italian supermarket offers job raffle — spend 30 euros, win a job

Rome - An Italian supermarket chain has come up with a new idea to help solve unemployment in Italy. Customers spend 30 euro or more and get the chance of winning employment with the company.

Maryland video may have identified Arizona Powerball winner

Upper Marlboro - A surveillance video released by a convenience store in Maryland may show one of the two record-breaking Powerball jackpot lottery winners.

Two winners for record-breaking Powerball jackpot

Yesterday's record-breaking Powerball drawing saw two winners who will share in a $579.9 million jackpot. One winner hails from Arizona, the other from Missouri.

Powerball jackpot rises to record-breaking $425 million

The Powerball jackpot has risen to a record-breaking $425 million after no jackpot winners were declared for the $325 million jackpot on Saturday night.

Disabled grandmother claims $23 million lottery prize

San Bernardino - A disabled 69-year-old grandmother from California has finally come forward to claim her $23 million lottery winnings after forgetting she had a lottery ticket.

Recently dumped man wins $30 million lottery

A 22-year-old man from Massachusetts, who was recently dumped by his girlfriend, ended up winning the lottery for millions of dollars.

U.S. Powerball Jackpot reaches $305 million

Get ready for the lottery ticket machine lines to get that much longer. The Powerball jackpot is now $305 million dollars.

Winner of $2 million lottery arrested

A man who hit a jackpot worth two million dollars last February ended up being arrested over in Yuba County, California.

Man hits $1 million jackpot six times

A very lucky guy in Arizona ended up hitting one-million dollars six times. The man won the cash in a multistate lottery game.

Mega Millions lottery jackpot fever grips America

Mega Millions lottery jackpot officials say is the "largest lottery jackpot in world history" is causing a frenzy of excitement in the U.S. with thousands queuing up to buy tickets in convenience stores across the country.

Rhode Island woman wins $336 million lottery

Newport - An 81-year-old Rhode Island woman has stepped forward as the Powerball's latest mega-million winner. According to reports, this win is the third largest in the history of Powerball, and the largest in Rhode Island.

$16.5 million Iowa lottery ticket about to expire

Des Moines - In yet another unclaimed multi-million dollar lottery scenario, if one winner does not come in to claim their $16.5 million prize from the Iowa Lottery by 4 p.m. today, their winning ticket will expire.

World's 'luckiest woman' has won lottery four times

Bishop - Joan Ginther has been labeled the luckiest woman in the world after winning the Texas lottery on four separate occasions, winning more than $20 million. Skeptics are questioning whether lady luck is shining down upon her or if she is gaming the system.

In New York, gay couples have to win the lottery to get married

New York - New York State became the largest in the nation on June 24th to pass a law permitting same-sex marriages. The law takes effect this Sunday and so many people in the city have applied to get married on that day that officials have instituted a lottery.

Man murders wife for 'lucky fetus'

A Laotian man confessed to axing his pregnant wife to death because he wanted to use the fetus to make a lucky charm to help him win the lottery.

Same numbers drawn twice in less than month in Israel lottery

Jerusalem - The latest lottery draw in Israel has thrown up precisely the same six numbers as it did three weeks ago. The odds of this happening are one in four trillion.
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A spoof was made of the Christmas lottery advert in Spain.
A spoof was made of the Christmas lottery advert in Spain.
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screenshot from EuroMillions commercial
screenshot from EuroMillions commercial
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Whenever there is a big jackpot in Canada  a group of guys promote the lottery in the clothing and p...
Whenever there is a big jackpot in Canada, a group of guys promote the lottery in the clothing and promotion style of the early 20th century.
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Several Mega Millions tickets
Several Mega Millions tickets
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Lottery win  screenshot from TF1 news report
Lottery win, screenshot from TF1 news report
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A spoof was made of the advert for Spain s Christmas  El Gordo  Lottery.
A spoof was made of the advert for Spain's Christmas "El Gordo" Lottery.
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Screenshot of video of family affected by hurricane sand won lottery.
Screenshot of video of family affected by hurricane sand won lottery.
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A surveillance video the woman who bought the winning $23 million lottery ticket in May 2012.
A surveillance video the woman who bought the winning $23 million lottery ticket in May 2012.
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Scratch-off lottery ticket.
Scratch-off lottery ticket.
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Violet and Allen Large  of Lower Truro  N.S.  used the $11.2 million they won in July to help the pe...
Violet and Allen Large, of Lower Truro, N.S., used the $11.2 million they won in July to help the people and groups closest to them.
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Whenever there is a big jackpot in Canada  a group of guys promote the lottery in the clothing and p...
Whenever there is a big jackpot in Canada, a group of guys promote the lottery in the clothing and promotion style of the early 20th century.
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Eurojackpot lottery
Eurojackpot lottery
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Sixty-nine year-old Julie Cervera claims her lottery winnings.
Sixty-nine year-old Julie Cervera claims her lottery winnings.
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