By Luke Meredith
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Workers at a Quaker Oats plant claimed their share of the largest lottery prize in Iowa history on Wednesday, sporting bright red T-shirts and traveling into town on a chartered bus before smiling for news cameras as confetti flew during a celebratory news... Read More »
By Sarah Brumfield
BALTIMORE -- Two public school teachers and a school administrator are sharing the spoils of last month's record Mega Millions jackpot, planning trips to Europe, new homes and a daughter's college education, Maryland Lottery officials said Tuesday. Read More »
BALTIMORE -- Maryland Lottery officials say they'll share more information about the state's Mega Millions winner.
While officials say the winner of a share of the record $656 million jackpot will remain anonymous, they'll give some details about the winner's story Tuesday morning. Maryland doesn't require... Read More »
RED BUD, Ill. -- Like every Mega Millions ticketholder, paramedic Dan Parrott let himself imagine all the cool stuff the world-record $640 million jackpot would buy -- a new house, a new car, even new ambulances and a new stationhouse for his employer. But his dreams imploded Saturday when his $40 worth of... Read More »
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) -- Five construction workers in New Jersey, vindicated by a jury, must wait before learning exactly how much they'll share of a $38.5 million Mega Millions jackpot that a co-worker who was part of their lottery pool claimed as his own in 2009. Read More »
Winning the lottery can be world-rocking, and it certainly was for Amanda Clayton, who scored $1 million in Michigan's state lottery last September, or a little over $500,000, she says, after taxes. But there are downsides too: Like jealous friends who are looking for ways to bring you down, as in tipping off... Read More »
A trial in Union County, N.J., is pitting five construction workers against their former colleague in what the group says was the man's attempt to deceive them of their share of nearly $40 million in lottery winnings.
The five workers sued their colleague, Americo Lopes (pictured, left, with his wife,... Read More »
Last year, a group of clerical employees at a school district in Southern California scooped up $12 million in a Lotto payday. But that didn't stop their dreaming. Last week, the 16 co-workers won a Mega Millions prize worth over a quarter million dollars, say state lottery officials. Read More »
Maybe the customer isn't always right.
When Robert Thibodaux Sr., a commissioner with the Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District, went to buy his weekly lottery tickets at the end of October, he aimed to purchase his usual ticket package. He spent $5 to buy two Lotto tickets, two Powerball tickets and one Easy... Read More »
Anyone who wins the lottery is lucky, but to do so by accident?
A Georgia woman has just done that, having been notified by the Georgia Lottery Headquarters she just won a jackpot of $25 million. Read More »
Talk about adding insult to injury.
Edward Hairston has spent the last five years contributing $5 dollars every month to an office lottery pool with his co-workers at the KraftMaid company, a kitchen and bathroom cabinetry manufacturer based in Ohio. The employees work in customer service and other logistics... Read More »
It's been said, "When one door closes, another opens." That may be never so true as for 10 employees of a SMART Technologies plant near Canada's capital city, Ottawa, who were given layoff notices Wednesday. Read More »
Having an unusual job can be great fun and provide you with endless cocktail party stories, but it can also make it tough to find work when you are unemployed.
Just ask Bart Cornell. He is a helicopter pilot who has done everything from fly military missions to evacuate oil rig workers during Hurricane Katrina. Read More »