Sad tales and true.
Be careful what you wish for.
This is real. Maths says so.
Be careful who you tell.
Be careful what you wish for.
"It may be crooked, but it's the only game in town."
Help justify your decision to play.
[credit provider=”Lottery-Guy.com” url=”http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&safe=off&sa=N&authuser=0&biw=1210&bih=915&tbm=isch&tbnid=p3lzuKglspzPeM:&imgrefurl=http://www.lottery-guy.com/lgblog/nick-perry-pennsylvania-lottery-scandal/&docid=3SfL5Kk63u9gFM&imgurl=http://www.lottery-guy.com/lgblog/wp-content/uploads/nick-perry-666.jpg&w=280&h=244&ei=7_QbUMXoIsmN6QHVsICIDQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=148&vpy=211&dur=351&hovh=194&hovw=223&tx=141&ty=66&sig=109618171263070877912&page=1&tbnh=160&tbnw=184&start=0&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0,i:78″] Powerball talk has reached febrile levels.With the jackpot north of half a billion dollars, the entire country is playing the numbers (including Business Insider).
[credit provider=”AP Images “] As America salivates over the $500 million Powerball prize — seriously, you should go buy a ticket right now — we’d like to remind people that winning the lottery will not solve all your problems.In fact, many people’s lives became notably worse after they got super rich, […]
[credit provider=”By _bubby_ on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/_bubby_/6120437401/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] A 44-year-old Michigan railroad engineer has won the third-largest share ever for a U.S. lottery drawing, Reuters reports.But he has no plans to abandon McDonald’s.
[credit provider=”MassStateLottery via YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rruJ1HN3PyQ”] Earlier this week, the Massachusetts Office of Inspector General released a report on a group of individuals who had successfully — and legally — gamed the state’s lottery to win millions of dollars.We wanted to know, had anything like this ever happened before?
[credit provider=”michigan” url=”https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Evart,+MI&hl=en&ll=43.640051,-85.940552&spn=3.414663,5.553589&sll=40.697488,-73.979681&sspn=0.894365,1.388397&oq=evart+&t=h&hnear=Evart,+Osceola,+Michigan&z=8″] Gerald Selbee was never a big lotto guy.The 73-year-old retired store owner from rural Michigan who still prefers paper to computers occasionally played Pick-3s and Pick-4s, and even more rarely instant games or scratch-offs.
[credit provider=”MassStateLottery via YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rruJ1HN3PyQ”] State lotteries catch a lot of flak, labelled by turns a tax on the poor, a tax on the stupid and a fiscal cop-out that ignores local governments’ root budget problems.But every so often, someone figures out a way to beat the game — and […]
[credit provider=”N.C. Education Lottery “] Less than two weeks after a North Carolina community college student smiled for the cameras and cashed in on a winning $1 million lotto ticket, police say it wasn’t hers to claim. “It’s honestly just luck,” Mikala Fields said as she accepted her prize July 2. “You […]
[credit provider=”(Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images) “] A group of current and former employees at a Chicago Heights bakery are duking it out in court after 12 of them tried to cash in a winning Mega Millions ticket last Wednesday for $118 million, according to ABC’s Ben Bradley.Five employees reportedly […]
[credit provider=”Flickr / Indiana Public Media ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/wfiupublicradio/5456391427/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] In a recent Ask Me thread on Reddit, a site user named Ididwinit shares what he did with his $2 million Australian lottery jackpot.Rather than blow it on coke and hookers, he actually put it toward paying off debt and saving up […]
[credit provider=”VA Lottery” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwZOOyPMe6E”] A Berryville, Va. woman just struck lotto lightening in the same place twice.Virginia Fike took home not one but two winning Powerball tickets earlier this month, both worth $1 million, according to a new release by the state lottery.