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Fortune cookie writer steps down citing writer's block

Queens - A man who wrote fortune cookies for Wonton Food Inc. is giving up his position. After writing fortunes for 30 years, 68-year-old Donald Lau says he has writer’s block and is now incapable of writing more than a few fortunes every month.

'GoFundMe' shuts down Tennessee woman's campaign for lottery loss

Cordova - A Tennessee woman who launched a web crowdfunding campaign to make back money she lost on last week's $1.5 billion Powerball drawing has had her fundraising project shut down.

Three winners hit $1.6 bn US lottery jackpot

Los Angeles - Three winning tickets shared a $1.6 billion bonanza in the US Powerball lottery on Wednesday, after millions of people tuned in to see the fate of the world-record jackpot live on TV.

No winner in U.S. lottery draw, jackpot swells to $1.3 billion

Washington - The jackpot for the US Powerball lottery rose to a whopping $1.3 billion (1.19 billion euros) on Sunday after organizers said there was no winner in the weekend draw.

Record US lottery jackpot hits $950 million

New York - Americans with dreams of life-changing riches flocked to buy lottery tickets and a chance at winning the record $948.9 million jackpot, the largest in US history.

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.

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.

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.

Wanted: Iowa Powerball winner to claim $241M prize

Cedar Rapids - A Powerball jackpot worth $241 million still awaits the suitor who purchased the jackpot-winning ticket at a grocery store in Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- leaving unclaimed the biggest lottery jackpot in Iowa history.

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.

Clock is ticking for $77m lottery winner, may go unclaimed

Six months ago an unknown individual bought a lottery ticket at the Pilot Travel Center truck stop along I-20, located just over the border from Alabama. That ticket turned out to be a $77 million prize, yet to date no one has stepped up to claim it.

Louisiana Lottery Warns Of Powerball Scam

The Louisiana Lottery has issued a major warning about an email scam using the Powerball game.

Weekend Powerball Jackpot Could Hit $280 million

CONNECTICUT - Powerball mania is certain to intensify in the coming days as players across the country get another chance Saturday at winning a jackpot that could approach $300 million. The unofficial prize for Saturday's drawing is $280 million, J...

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On August 15  2012  Donald Lawson won $337 million jackpot playing the Powerball lottery . Lawson pi...
On August 15, 2012, Donald Lawson won $337 million jackpot playing the Powerball lottery . Lawson picked his own numbers, 6-27-46-51-56 and Powerball number 21
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