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Jul 16, 2014 — Americans wager nearly $60 billion a year on lotteries. Revenues help states, which use the money to provide services. But researchers say the games often draw low-income gamblers who are on welfare.
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Apr 2, 2014 — If you've dreamed about winning a jackpot and still keeping your life relatively private, B. Raymond Buxton may be your hero. He claimed his prize with a sense of humor, but without showing his face.
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Dec 18, 2013 — A Georgia woman will split the $363 million jackpot with an as yet unidentified winner in California.
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Aug 9, 2013 — Three winning tickets were sold for the $448.4 million jackpot. Of the two bought in New Jersey, one belongs to 16 people from the vehicle maintenance department in Ocean County. They haven't been identified yet. A Minnesota man, though, has stepped forward to claim his share of the prize.
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Aug 8, 2013 — The winners will share a $448.4 million jackpot — the third-largest in Powerball history. Now might be a good time to check in on any relatives you have in Minnesota and New Jersey.
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Nov 29, 2012 — Whoever bought the winning tickets will be splitting a $580 million jackpot, the second-largest in U.S. lottery history. Now, the wait is on to see who steps forward.
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Nov 27, 2012 — The chances of winning are sky high. But so is the jackpot. Is that getting you to think about putting some dollars down? Judging from the way sales are soaring, lots of folks are dreaming about a big windfall.
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Sep 26, 2012 — Forget four-leaf clovers, horseshoes and rabbit feet. The secret to the three-time-lottery-winning Oksnes family of Norway is simple: getting pregnant. In six years, three members of the family have won the national lottery — each coinciding with a birth.
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May 16, 2012 — A group of workers at a Chicago bakery recently won $118 million. But two employees say they should be getting a share. It's another example of why it's important to write things down beforehand.
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