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Man Wins $1M for Lottery Ticket Found in Gutter

Marvin Martinez, a landscaper, says 'this won't change us'

(Newser) - A Long Island man who discovered a lost lottery ticket has finally been awarded his prize: $1 million. Marvin Martinez, 27-year-old landscaper, says he was collecting leaves from a gutter last November when he spotted the "Win $1,000 a Week for Life" scratch card, WNBC-TV reports via the... More »

Wills, Kate to Hold Wedding Lotto

100 lowly commoners will get to join the party

(Newser) - All of England may have April 29, 2011, off , but 100 lucky commoners won't be spending it lounging in their jammies. Prince William and Kate Middleton plan to hold a Willy Wonka-style "Golden Ticket" draw, in which 100 winners will get to attend the royal wedding and reception. "... More »

Woman Hits Lotto Jackpot —for 4th Time

And she's not even a resident of the state where she won

(Newser) - Everyone knows your chances of getting hit by lightning are way better than your chances of winning the lottery, so Joan Ginther must live in perpetual fear underground. The 63-year-old scored $10 million in the Texas lottery—her fourth win since 1993 for a total of $20.4 million, reports... More »

Lottery Planned for 17,500 Free Jacko Memorial Tickets

(Newser) - Organizers will give out 17,500 free tickets to Tuesday’s Michael Jackson memorial at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, the Times reports. The drawing will occur Sunday, and ticket-seekers can register online. Trying to avoid a rush, the promoter kept some details secret, saying only “there will be no... More »

NCAA Grabs More Control of Ticket Resales

Group says moves are for the fans; critics see similarities with pros

(Newser) - The NCAA is stepping up its efforts to rake in more money from March Madness by striking deals with online sites that resell tickets and travel packages at hefty profits, the Los Angeles Times reports. By sanctioning such deals, the NCAA says it can guard against unscrupulous gouging, but critics... More »

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