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Mega Millions jackpot hits $246 million & $326 million jackpot winner goes public

The Mega Millions jackpot has ballooned to $246 million for tonight’s draw, but that’s not the lottery story getting the most media chatter. In the media spotlight right now, a retired New York school principal who won the November 4 , 2014 jackpot of $326 million! Yeah, the odds of winning are long — but someone does WIN! Yesterday a big ceremony in New York for retired 80 year-old elementary school principal, Harold Diamond, who won the Mega Millions $326 million jackpot. Diamond credits his wife Carol, who... Read More →

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$326 million jackpot won in New York — CA ticket scores $597,933

Someone who bought a ticket in New York is the latest Mega Millions lottery jackpot winner. The winning ticket was a quick pick. It had all of the lucky numbers in the election night  draw: 9, 15, 24, 39, 41, and the Mega Ball 1. The jackpot was a hefty $321 million, but lottery fever pushed it up to $326 million. It’s one of the largest jackpots ever in that game. The game was not a total bust for California. A ticket bought in... Read More →

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Photo: Robert Stolarik/The New York Times -- Workers scramble to evacuate the elderly from a health care center in Queens, New York on Saturday night August 27, 2011

New York City prepares for the wrath of Irene

In an unprecedented move, New York City has nearly shut down in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Irene today. Despite the dire warnings and evidence of what Irene has done to other parts of the East Coast this weekend, some New Yorkers in places like Coney Island are refusing to leave their homes. At least nine deaths on the East Coast are being blamed on the wrath of Irene, according to the New York Times. As this huge hurricane approaches the Big Apple, the New York Times has dropped its paywall and... Read More →

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Mega Millions jackpot — one ticket wins at least $312 million

Finally, someone has a Mega Millions lottery ticket with all of the winning numbers from last night’s draw. Sigh, that ticket is not at my house — not even in California. The ticket that won the estmated $312 million jackpot was purchased in New York. There are reports that in the final count that jackpot could top out at $319 million. The winner gets the choice of 26 annual payments or a one-time cash option. Either way, the ticketholder is going to be very rich. The Golden... Read More →

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Former President Bill Clinton leaves the hospital

Google file photo: Bill and Hillary Clinton Ex-President Bill Clinton is reportedly recovering at his suburban New York home today, after leaving a Manhattan hospital early this morning. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, is reportedly with her husband at the family home in Chappaqua, about 35 miles north of New York City. The former president spent the night in the hospital for observation, following a heart procedure to unclog a blocked artery. Clinton’s health drama began several days ago when he started feeling some discomfort or pressure in his chest.... Read More →

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