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1 min ago | Manawatu Evening Standard

Winner of $7.2 million Lotto ticket comes forward

WINNING FEELING: A $7 million Lotto ticket sold at Feilding Video Centre and manager Shirley Hearn and Sharon Jensen, assistant manager, are buzzing. The ticket netted the lucky winner both the $7m Powerball first division prize and $200,000 from first division during Saturday night's Lotto draw.

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4 hrs ago | Canada.com

Nanaimo couple stunned by second major lottery win

Rick Hansen welcomed The Countess of Wessex to the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Sunday for a tour showcasing ground-breaking innovations in spinal cord injury care and research. Sir Elton, now 67, was in fine vocal form, belting out the words with a thunderous tone matching the way he hammered the keys on his Yamaha grand piano.

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5 hrs ago | Chilliwack Times

Orillia couple win $50-million lottery

Eating your fiance's last ice-cream bar may not be a smart thing to do, but the craving certainly paid off for an Orillia, Ont., woman. A trip to the local store to "replace" the treat - and a Lotto Max ticket purchased there - have made the newly engaged couple Ontario's latest multimillionaires.

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9 hrs ago | CBC News

Manitoba liquor, lottery commissions merger saves $36M

The Manitoba government said it's savings are 'overwhelmingly positive' from the merger of its liquor and lotteries commissions. "In Budget 2012, our government gave direction to begin the merger of Liquor and Lotteries in order to reduce administrative spending, find efficiencies and improve services," said Ron Lemieux, the minister responsible for Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries.

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10 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

Winning Powerball ticket sold in Lowcountry set to expire soon

If you purchased a Powerball ticket from the Circle K at 1380 Fording Island Road in Bluffton in March, you should check your tickets. The ticket purchased for the March 26 drawing must be claimed no later than Monday, Sept.

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11 hrs ago | Lottery Post

Ohio Lottery investigating frequent winners

The top lottery winners in Ohio have claimed hundreds of large prizes over the past decades, some in such short spans of time that it seemingly defies the odds and has prompted investigations by the Ohio Lottery. State lottery investigators track multiple-winners to look for retailers who are either stealing prizes for themselves or store employees turning in tickets for others wanting to avoid paying off debts.

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13 hrs ago | GamesIndustry.biz

Why we need Lottery Funding for the Little Guy

The single biggest challenge facing the UK games industry is clear as crystal: too many studios fail. Almost a third of all the UK games companies that have existed at any point in the last five years have closed down.

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15 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Billionaire Rupert Says Dutch Lottery Refunded for Rhino Failure

South African billionaire Johann Rupert, chairman of the Peace Parks Foundation, said the conservation group has returned about $2 million in funding from the Dutch Postcode Lottery after a method it backed to combat rhino poaching failed. Founded by Rupert's father, Anton, to establish trans- border conservation areas, the group benefited from a 14.4 million euro grant to protect rhinos from the lottery's Dream Fund, according to the PPF website.

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19 hrs ago | CFRA

CHEO Dream of a Lifetime Lottery is back

The CHEO Dream of a Lifetime Lottery is back and the massive prize line-up will be unveiled on Monday morning. This year's lottery has a grand prize package valued at $1.7 million - including a new house in Manotick, a car, cash and groceries.

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Related Topix: Coupe, Wagon, Hybrid, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Jetta, Sedan

Sun Sep 14, 2014

CBS Local

Powerball Ticket Worth $1 Million Sold In Rosemead

The ticket from Saturday night's draw only missed Powerball number 27, but matched the other five numbers.

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Cleveland.com

Powerball jackpot reaches $171 million; Ohio Lottery numbers for Sunday

The jackpots for all of the major lotteries have grown after no winning tickets were sold for the weekend's drawings. Powerball has reached $171 million for next Wednesday's drawing.

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WTVG-TV Toledo

Ohio Lottery investigating people who win multiple times

A newspaper investigation has identified 13 people who have claimed prizes from Ohio's state lottery more than 100 times each, including a Cleveland man who claimed more than 300 prizes totaling $800,000 since 2008. The Springfield News-Sun reports investigators at the Ohio Lottery track such multiple winners to look for retailers who are stealing prizes or taking a cut to redeem winning tickets for customers who want to avoid paying taxes, child support or other debts.

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WTOV9

Frequent winners on Ohio Lottery's watch list

A newspaper investigation has identified 13 people who have claimed prizes from Ohio's state lottery more than 100 times each, including a Cleveland man who claimed more than 300 prizes totaling $800,000 since 2008. The Springfield News-Sun reports investigators at the Ohio Lottery track such multiple winners to look for retailers who are stealing prizes or taking a cut to redeem winning tickets for customers who want to avoid paying taxes, child support or other debts.

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Nanaimo Daily News

Lottery industry tries new ways to engage young adults in the games

Madi Williams, 21, spends her days selling lottery tickets at TAZ's Supermarket One convenience store in downtown Raleigh. She sees a steady stream of customers daily, but she's not one of them.

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WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

No Lucky Money winner; jackpot now $900,000

Lottery officials said Friday four tickets matched 4-of-4 numbers to win $1,744.00 each; 50 tickets won $305.5 each for picking 3-of-4 plus the Lucky Ball number; 835 tickets won $53.5 each for picking 3-of-4; 1,734 tickets won $18 each for picking 2-of-4 plus the Lucky Ball; 14,715 tickets won $2.50 each for matching one number plus the Lucky Ball; 25,628 tickets won $2 each for picking 2-of-4; and 35,713 won a free Quick Pick ticket for matching the Lucky Ball.

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Mid-Day Mumbai

Celluloid dreams

Sahirr Sethhi, a Los Angeles-based filmmaker from Mumbai, who has worked in the technical team of Hollywood hits such as Life of Pi and the Mission Impossible series, has started a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for his upcoming short film California Dreaming A lottery addict, a helpless wife, a multi-million dollar jackpot and an armed robbery sound like a perfect recipe for an entertaining feature film. But director Sahirr Sethhi, a Los Angeles-based filmmaker, plans to showcase all this and more in his 10-minute short film titled California Dreaming, which is based on the Natyashashtra theory of nine emotions.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Buxton Advertiser

Fears for future of Crescent project

Two Buxton councillors have raised concerns that the town's long-awaited Crescent development could be in jeopardy because of rising costs. The A 35 million project to transform the Grade I listed building into a 79-bedroom, five-star spa hotel has already been hit by funding shortfalls, and after being told in a confidential briefing that the costs have increased substantially, borough councillors Linda Baldry and John Faulkner now fear the project will never be completed.

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Manawatu Standard

Powerball player scoops $7.2m

Life is about to get a whole lot more interesting for one Feilding Lotto player who is set to bank a cool $7.2 million. The total Lotto Powerball prize of $7.2m is made up of $7m from Powerball First Division and $200,000 from Lotto First Division.

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The Otago Daily Times

Reduced funding 'a shock'

Alzheimers Society Otago manager Julie Butler , Council of Social Services Dunedin executive officer Alan Shanks and Brain Injury Association liaison officer Cathy Matthews ponder the consequences of reduced lotteries funding this year. Photo by Dan Hutchinson Dunedin's community sector is facing tough times, with funding down and the demand for services high.

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Business Wire

Fitch Rates $76MM West Virginia Excess Lottery Rev Bonds 'A+'

In addition, Fitch affirms the 'A+' rating on outstanding bonds secured by West Virginia's lottery and excess lottery fund revenues, as detailed at the end of this release. Lottery and excess lottery revenue bonds are secured by separate statutory allocations of net profits of the lottery fund and state excess lottery revenue funds, special revenue funds of the state of West Virginia.

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