Posts tagged "lottery"

The Emotional Life Cycle Of Playing The Lottery (In GIFs)

Guess what? I didn’t win the New York Lotto AGAIN. For some reason, my family is fascinated with the Lotto. Not Vegas style gambling, just your average convenience store lottery. Since my early childhood, I remember them purchasing tickets but never winning anything significant. As an adult, I find myself getting sucked in.  I know…

By: Sophie Leon / April 21, 2014

World’s Greatest Fortune Cookie Contained Winning Powerball Numbers

Apparently I have not been eating enough Chinese food. But if anything can inspire me to to starting loading up on lo mien noodles, it’s the promise of my fortune cookie bringing me actual fortune … and not just “in bed.”…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 7, 2014

10 Times Winning The Lottery Was A Curse

Theoretically, winning the lottery should be a wonderful thing. Who wouldn’t want $100 million in their pocket right now? But time and time again it’s been proven that all those millies can ruin even the best-intentioned, most giving, God-loving folk. And also the ones who blow their jackpot on cocaine and prostitutes. And everyone else…

By: Lauren Passell / November 16, 2012

Vagina Tree Predicts Winning Lotto Numbers!

I’ve never been a big fan of the lottery. I think it’s because of that Shirley Jackson short story where the “winner” gets stoned to death, which seems to be what metaphorically happens when someone suddenly comes into a lot of money. But if there were any way to know that the lotto was fixed…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 24, 2010

Female Math Professor Wins Lottery 4 Times

Texas woman Joan Ginther may just be the luckiest woman in the world. She has won the lottery four times. The chances of doing this are just one in 18 septillion. In case you (understandably) didn’t know—18 septillion is 18 with 24 zeros. And yet Ginther won $11 million in 1993, $2 million in 2006,…

By: Nikki Dowling / July 14, 2010

Psychic Predicts Woman’s Lottery Win—Kind Of

Do you believe in psychics? Forty-one-year-old hairdresser Susan Herdman most certainly does. The U.K. woman decided to see a tarot card reader to see what 2010 might bring for her. The psychic’s prediction? Wealth and good fortune in 2010. Sounds a little vague to me … but Susan, a believer, was confident that the prophecy…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 20, 2010

A Lottery Winner’s Dream: Women Wrestling In Not Much Clothing

Here’s more proof that people who can’t order a beer shouldn’t be able to win the lottery. Three years ago, Jay Vargas became the youngest Powerball winner in history and banked $17 million smackeroos at age 19. The South Carolina native swore he’d use the money wisely. “I [don’t] have the temptation to go…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 21, 2009

Woman Who Won The Lotto At 16 Is Now Broke At 22

Callie Rogers won a £1.9 million lottery jackpot at the tender age of 16. Now, six years later, she’s attempted suicide twice, has moved back in with her mom, and is working three jobs to survive. The 22-year-old believes that winning the lottery ruined her life. “My life is a shambles,” she said. “[Winning the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 26, 2009

Man Who Let Girlfriend Stay In Bathroom For Two Years Wins Lottery, Twice

Back in March, we told you about a guy whose girlfriend wouldn’t come out of his bathroom for two years. Her skin eventually grew over the toilet seat, and she was attached to it when police found her. Well, in July, Kory McFarren received six months of probation after pleading no contest to misdemeanor mistreatment…

By: Catherine Strawn / October 9, 2008