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Casinos impact on the Mass. Lottery

The Massachusetts State Lottery made close to $1 billion in profits this past year. 22News discovered how casinos in the Commonwealth will impact their bottom line.   The money the state lottery makes goes back into our cities and towns, but in three years, the lottery system and the businesses sell Full story

Avoid Being Caught in Vicious Cycle of Lottery Scams

Here's a story that drives home the point that there are con artists out there that just won't give up until they've drained their victims of every dime they have. But there are ways to avoid being caught up in a vicious cycle of greed.Margaret Williams, daughter of fraud victim explained, "My mothe Full story

Mass. lottery profits top $952M in fiscal year

Massachusetts lottery profits have dipped slightly in the just concluded 2013 fiscal year, although the games still generated $952 million in local aid to cities and towns. Full story

Okla. Lottery proceeds top projections by $12M

The head of the Oklahoma Lottery says proceeds for education exceeded projections by $12 million during the fiscal year that ended June 30. Full story

PBT: Lakers expect to have Nash, Gasol ready for training camp. Kobe… we’ll see

The Lakers are not going in the tank next season — they are going for the high lottery, they are going to come out and try to make the playoffs. The West is deep next season but making the postseason as a lower seed is not out of the question… if everything goes right. Which… Full story

Iowa Lottery announces record proceeds and prizes

The Iowa Lottery has just concluded a banner year for sales and prizes, CEO Terry Rich said Wednesday. Full story

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  Lottery Etiquette: ‘we don’t invoice common courtesy’

Philip Galanes, the Social Qs advice columnist for the New York Times talks about whether Mindy Crandell’s coworkers should be upset about letting the woman who won the powerball cut in front of her.

  Should woman who let lottery winner cut get money?

Mindy Crandell, the Florida woman who says she let the $590 million Powerball winner cut in front of her is taking the incident in stride, even as many say she deserves a piece of the jackpot. And one of Crandell’s coworkers says she was buying tickets for an office pool.

  Who Really Wins In Powerball?

Seema Mody discusses who the real winner is in the $600 million Powerball lottery.

  Family finds winning lotto ticket in cookie jar

When the Cerezo family cleaned the kitchen earlier this month, they never imagined that one of the lottery tickets they had tossed into the cookie jar bought by their daughter, who recently passed away at 14, would make them several million dollars richer. NBC’s John Yang reports.

  Powerball jackpot grows to $475 million

With no Powerball winner drawn last night, the jackpot is now the third largest in history. The next drawing will be held on Saturday. NBC’s Mara Schiavocampo reports.

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A woman sells lottery tickets beside a street in Yangon

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A rock formation known as The Wave in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona
A rock formation known as The Wave in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona

This May 28, 2013 photo shows a rock formation known as The Wave in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona. The area’s photogenic qualities have made it a popular hike. But permits are only issued by lottery for 20 hikers a day.

A lottery ticket vendor sits outside of a closed shop in central Athens
A lottery ticket vendor sits outside of a closed shop in central Athens

A lottery ticket vendor sits outside of a closed shop in central Athens June 28, 2013. Greece's privatisations agency on Tuesday urged a consortium led by betting monopoly OPAP to sign a deal to sell its state lotteries, paving the way for completion of the privatisation of OPAP, the country's firs

People wait to collect their SIM cards, after winning them in a June lottery, in Yangon
People wait to collect their SIM cards, after winning them in a June lottery, in Yangon

People wait to collect their SIM cards, after winning them in a June lottery, in Yangon, June 24, 2013. Companies awarded telecommunications licences in Myanmar this week will need to spend billions of dollars rolling out networks across a country that has yet to pass a law to govern the sector and