Single Mother of Four Wins the Powerball and We're Not Even Mad

If you're reading this, you probably didn't win the Powerball last night. But if you're feeling bad, here's some consolation: One of the people who did win is someone we can all empathize with — a single mom with four kids (one of whom lives with cerebral palsy). » 2/13/15 10:30am 2/13/15 10:30am

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, 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

There's $550 Million Up For Grabs In The Mega Millions Lottery

Since there was no winner in Friday night's massive $425 million Mega Millions lottery, the Lottery Gods will now be forced to give us even more money if we win. » 12/14/13 1:09pm 12/14/13 1:09pm

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

It Probably Couldn’t Happen to You

The winners of the $640 million jackpot, bonanza, I'm gonna quit my job, burn this office park to the ground, and build a water park lottery bought their tickets in Maryland, Kansas, and Illinois according to the Wall Street Journal. Though we won't know who the lucky (or not so lucky, depending on how much credence… » 3/31/12 1:00pm 3/31/12 1:00pm

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

Woman Wins $15 Million With Lottery Ticket She Didn't Ask For

Kathy Scruggs of Lithonia, Georgia had been out of work for several months when she meandered into a Decatur Shell Food Mart to purchase a MegaMillions ticket. The clerk mistakenly handed her a Power Ball ticket, and with that ticket, Scruggs won the lottery's $25 million jackpot. » 10/05/11 7:15pm 10/05/11 7:15pm

Does Lottery Winner's Abuser Have Claim To Her Jackpot?

Holly Lahti, a 29 year old single mother of 2 girls, won $190 million in the lottery last week. She's separated but not yet divorced from the man who put her in this state. Legal clusterfuck alert! » 1/23/11 1:30pm 1/23/11 1:30pm

Couple Deems Lottery Winnings "A Headache," Gives It To Charity

When an elderly Nova Scotia couple won a $11.2 million lottery jackpot, they gave it away. Violet Large, 78, was battling cancer at the time. Says husband Allen, 75, "That money that we won was nothing...We have each other." » 11/05/10 1:38pm 11/05/10 1:38pm