×Pending Replies will be live across Kinja on Thursday, August 21. Read more.

Bronx Woman Wins Millions By Playing Fortune Cookie Numbers

If you've ever thought that the numbers on the back of fortune cookie messages—22,13,44,57...in bed—were useless, think again and get your take-out menus ready; a 75-year-old woman who played her fortune cookie's lucky numbers just won two million dollars. (Which means she can now rent a studio in Manhattan.) (Or San… » 3/08/14 7:15pm 3/08/14 7:15pm

Woman Who Didn’t Let Lottery Winnings Interfere with Welfare Benefits…

The Michigan woman who continued to collect welfare after winning $1 million (which amounte to about $735,000) in the state lottery was found dead Saturday morning in home in Ecorse, which is southwest of Detroit. Investigators say that 25-year-old Amanda Clayton died of a possible drug overdose, which is just more… » 9/30/12 11:30am 9/30/12 11:30am

81-Year-Old Woman Wins Massive $336 Million Dollar Lottery Jackpot

It's said that good things come to those who wait, and that certainly seems to be the case for Louise White. The 81-year-old from Rhode Island just won a $336.5 million Powerball jackpot, the third-largest jackpot in the game's history. White, whom her lawyers describe as a "vivacious octogenarian," bought the $3… » 3/06/12 10:30pm 3/06/12 10:30pm