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Homeless man wins $500,000 on scratch ticket

Aspen - Michael Engfors has been homeless in Colorado for the last six years. After years of being down on his luck, he's finally gotten lucky.

Fake lottery ticket lands one man behind bars

Oklahoma City - A fake lottery ticket that a man allegedly found at a local store ends up in a local jail after trying three times to cash in the ticket.

$50 million Canadian lottery ticket unclaimed, will expire

Somewhere in Canada, most likely in the city of Edmonton, Alberta, sits a piece of paper that entitles the holder to $50 million. It is a Lotto Max lottery ticket, bought Dec. 20 in Edmonton, and it has not been turned in.

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.

Lottery ticket turns into $17,500 tip for Oregon bartender

Springfield - Aurora Kephart will never receive such a tip again. The Springfield, Oregon, bartender plans to save some of the $17,505 from two lottery tickets and also to buy a couch. She gave some of the money back to her customer.

GOP lawmaker: Ban welfare recipients from playing lottery

Raleigh - North Carolina Republican lawmakers have drafted legislation to ban welfare recipients from buying lottery tickets in the state.

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.

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.

Woman who dug $1M lotto ticket out of the trash can't keep cash

An Arkansas woman who cashed a $1 million lottery ticket after fishing it out of the trash may have to give up the winnings to the woman who threw away the ticket in the first place, according to a judge's ruling.

Winning lottery ticket found on fridge door nets $10.9 million

Salem - Three months after the winning Megabucks lottery jackpot was announced, a Portland man chanced across the prize ticket on his refrigerator door.

Church finds $80,000 lottery ticket in collection plate

Columbus - A Georgia church was the lucky recipient of a winning lottery ticket worth $80,000 that was left in the collection by an anonymous donor.

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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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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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