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August 25, 2013, 3:23 pmMega Millions Changes To Increase Number of Winners
Mega Millions Changes To
Increase Number of Winners
The Mega Millions game is undergoing
big changes in October.
Lottery officials say the game matrix is
being revised to increase the number of
prize winners among those who
purchase the $1 tickets.
The minimum jackpot for Mega Millions
is going from $12 million to $15 million,
and will grow by at least $5 million after
each drawing if nobody matches the
Mega Millions drawings will still consist
of five white balls and one gold ball for a
total of six winning numbers.
Under the new system, the number of
white balls will increase from 56 to 75,
and the number of gold balls will
decrease from 46 to 15. The changes
mean the new overall odds of winning a
prize are one in 15.
Copyright Associated Press
November 25, 2012, 7:52 amFreeky Fortune Prediction
November 24, 2012, 12:07 pmGhana: National for 11-24-2012
Using 02-05-36 as my key numbers.
Using 27 as a strong number also.
Father, I thank YOU for the combinations given.
November 7, 2012, 9:19 amOver Done Through
I am so happy that the nation has decided who they want at the helm of the United States.
I was not for or against either candidate.
I look forward to moving forward with high expectations of our elected officials.
September 1, 2012, 8:43 amMystery Winner of $52 Million Lotto Jackpot Comes Forward After His Photo is Released
Mystery Winner of $52 Million Lotto Jackpot Comes Forward After His Photo is Released
June 22, 2012, 6:12 pmStudents Apologize to Bullied Bus Monitor
Students Apologize to Bullied Bus MonitorABC News | ABC News Blogs – 9 hours ago
What do you feel about this article?
ABC News' John Schriffen reports:
The seventh grade boys who verbally bashed and taunted a 68-year-old bus monitor in a bullying video that went viral online are speaking out this morning, apologizing for their behavior.
It all started after the 10-minute video was uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday by one of the students on the bus. Several students can be heard taunting Karen Klein, a bus monitor for the Greece School District in Rochester, N.Y.
"I am so sorry for the way I treated you. When I saw the video I was disgusted and could not believe I did that," one of the boys, Josh, said in a statement released by police.
Another, Wesley, said: "If that had happened to someone in my family, like my mother or grandmother, I would be really mad at the people who did that to them."
Luis, the seventh grader who shot the cell phone video and posted it online, said their taunting was all an attempt to attract some attention online.
"I see kids recorded bullying all the time on YouTube, so I thought why would this be a problem?," he said.
The boys had no idea their video would go as far as it has, viewed more than two million times on YouTube and drawing unwanted infamy and attention to them and their families.
The father of one of the teenage boys says his "heart broke" to see that his son was part of the abuse, but that the boys have suffered enough with their faces made public in the video.
"My family's received death threats," Robert Helms told ABC News. "He's a 13-year-old kid. It was a stupid mistake and he's paying for it but I just think it's a little out of control."
The boys are also facing harsh punishment from both the school district and the local police department, which has devoted a detective to investigate what happened. Klein has told police she does not want to press charges but does want the boys to be punished.
Sources tell ABC News the Greece School Board is considering suspending the boys for the entire school year next year since the incident happened on the last day of school. A decision is expected to come down sometime next week after a meeting with the Superintendent.
In the video, the students touch Klein, comment about her hearing aid and make crude sexual references. One asks for Klein's address so he can go to her home and urinate all over her door, and another discusses stabbing and cutting Klein. They are also heard asking her if she has herpes and if she lives in a trailer.
At one point, she is seen taking off her sunglasses and wiping at her eyes.
"Are you sweating? Karen, Karen! Are you sweating?" one student is heard asking her. She shakes her head, and the student adds: "Then why is there water on your face?"
"I'm crying," she replied.
"I was just was trying to ignore them," Klein said. "Usually I sit right in back, and I should have that day, but I sat one seat ahead so there was one boy in back of me and one boy in front of me. They just kept it up. They thought it was funny."
That same media attention has also impacted Klein's life as a website, indiegogo.com, has raised more than $440,000 for her, exceeding the $5,000 goal originally set. The website was created to send Klein on a vacation after the video went viral.
"It does make me feel a whole lot better," Klein said of the positive reaction. "I appreciated everything. I think it's awesome."
Stars like talk show host Ellen DeGeneres have tweeted their support for Klein who has made a round of TV and radio appearances.
While appearing on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360″ on Thursday, host Cooper announced Southwest airlines offered to fly Klein and nine other people to Disneyland for free.
Walt Disney Co., the parent company of ABC News, has also offered Klein a vacation to Disney World in Florida.
June 21, 2012, 12:11 pmBullying of bus monitor
Bullying of bus monitor sparks amazing compassion campaign (VIDEO)Jason Sickles | The Lookout – 1 hr 31 mins ago
The video is heartbreaking: a pack of junior high boys berating a 68-year-old school bus monitor in upstate New York. She's brought to tears as the students pepper her with profane put-downs about her weight, age, livelihood and more.
"You're not sweating?" one kid asks her. "Why's there water down your face?"
"I'm crying," she responds.
"She probably misses her box of Twinkies," taunts another boy.
But for all the bad brought on by the juveniles, comes an even better story of compassion and goodwill.
The viral video, which one of the boys reportedly posted on Facebook, has caught the attention of thousands of people who've pledged nearly $200,000 to send Karen Klein on a vacation.
The astonishing outpouring of support was started by Max Sidorov, a 25-year-old Toronto nutritionist who saw the video and on Wednesday launched a campaign on the crowd-source fundraising website Indiegogo.
"She doesn't earn nearly enough ($15,506) to deal with some of the trash she is surrounded by," Sidorov wrote on the site. "Let's give her something she will never forget, a vacation of a lifetime!"
His initial goal of $5,000 was shattered within hours. Strangers from around the world have shared the story on social networks and pledged amounts of $5 to hundreds.
"Karen, I am sorry for what you have endured," a woman commented on the campaign page. "Humanity and kind heartedness does still exist."
Sidorov says he knows why so many have responded so quickly.
"Bullies," he told the Los Angeles Times. "That's the real reason. People want to stand up for the little guy, and everybody just forwarded it. I just had a good idea, and everybody else took it and ran with it."
Klein, a grandmother who drove a school bus for 20 years and has been a monitor for three, said she's "kind of numb" from the generosity.
School officials and police in Greece, N.Y., are now investigating.
"Sometimes you expect kids to be like they acted, but not that bad. They weren't that bad all year," Klein told WYSR-TV. "That one day, I don't know what possessed them."
The father of one of the boys has apologized.
"My heart broke," he told ABC News. "I couldn't believe my son could treat another human being like that."
Nor can a network of good Samaritans who have righted a despicable wrong.
June 8, 2012, 4:30 pmMega Million 06-08-2012
Mega Million (06-08-2012)
I'd wheel these numbers with no power number.
Got fingers crossed for tonight. :-)
My friend Abdi suggested 46-47-50 as power numbers.
May 5, 2012, 8:35 pmWoman accuses son of taking $51 million lottery ticket
Woman accuses son of taking $51 million lottery ticket
May 2, 2012, 1:26 amWoman who lost Ark. lotto ticket entitled to $1M
Woman who lost Ark. lotto ticket entitled to $1M
SEARCY, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas woman who cashed a $1 million lottery ticket may have to give up the winnings to a woman who threw away the ticket after she bought it, according to a judge's ruling Tuesday.
The judge decided that Sharon Duncan was entitled to the prize money, not Sharon Jones, who claimed the prize money after she took the ticket from a trash can of discarded lottery tickets at a convenience store in Beebe, a city about 40 miles northeast of Little Rock.
Jones' attorney, James Simpson, said he plans to appeal. Jones had testified that she already spent some of the money on a new truck and cash gifts to her children.
Simpson noted that Duncan testified she threw away the ticket after the read-out on a ticket scanner said, "Sorry. Not a winner." The attorney argued that people shouldn't be allowed to throw items away and then say, "'ooh, I want to un-abandon it.'"
"We'd have garage-sale law all over the place," he said. "It became trash when someone threw it away."
White County judge Thomas Hughes, however, said Jones never met the burden of proof that Duncan abandoned her right to claim $1 million.
"The $1 million was never found money," Hughes said.
Earlier Tuesday, Jones testified that she gathered a handful of discarded tickets from the trash can — as she had done many times before — and said there was no sign alerting customers not to take tickets.
That contradicted Super 1 Stop store manager Lisa Petriches' earlier testimony that she had taped a sign that read "Do not take" on the can. But a former store clerk testified that Petriches posted the sign only after Jones claimed the prize.
Petriches brought the lawsuit against Jones, and Duncan joined it after the judge said at a January hearing that she may be the true owner of the ticket. Hughes ruled that Petriches and the store's owner, Louie Dajani — whose corporation, Summer One LLC, joined the suit — weren't entitled to anything.
The judge instructed the winning side to write the judgment for his signature, and it will become official once Hughes signs it. Jones' attorneys will then have 30 days to file an appeal.
Hughes found that the evidence weighed in Duncan's favor that she bought the winning ticket, even though lottery records and store security video didn't synch up to the precise timing of the purchase.
Arkansas Lottery Security Chief Lance Huey testified that he investigated the circumstances of the ticket falling into Jones' hands. He said the lottery was satisfied with the investigation and awarded the prize.
Duncan's attorney, James "Red" Morgan, argued that she simply made a mistake by throwing away a $1 million ticket and that the only right she willingly parted with was to enter the ticket for the possibility of a secondary prize.
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March 27, 2012, 3:35 pmWoman Dies After Being Dragged From Hospital
Woman Dies After Being Dragged From Hospital
Police dragged her into a jail cell where she died 10 minutes later.
March 24, 2012, 8:00 amTime To Play...
Well the Mega Million jackpot has finally reached a level that I've deemed appropriate for wagering for.
As of this very moment the jackpot is $356 million.
I am so looking forward to Tuesday's drawing.
March 14, 2012, 3:33 pmRadio Shack Receipt: Customer 'Ugly Itch' From 'Ghettohood,USA'
Radio Shack Receipt: Customer 'Ugly Itch' From 'Ghettohood,USA'
March 4, 2012, 11:41 pmPossible Solution To Run Advantage Plus in Windows 7
Question to those of you having problems with your program running in another version of windows......
Did you install the program or did you copy the program?
I created a file for my program and copied my program and sent a shortcut to my desktop.
When I run the program from my thumbdrive I open the file and find the file that opens the program.
On my netbook I am using windows Starter and I've had no problem with it.
I have ran my software on my daughters Vista notebook.
My son has a Wal-Mart special HP running Windows 7 Home Premium and I was not able to load it. Fudgecicles!!!!
Now I am wondering why all of the windows were not created with the same operating system so that the consumer would not be stuck having to spend more money.
I checked the SmartLuck site and found this information: http://www.smartluck.com/32bitrequired.htm
Advantage Plus will only run on 32-bit versions of XP, Vista, and 7 as a DOS application. This program will NOT run on 64-bit versions of XP, Vista, or 7, except in DOSBox or in XP mode in Windows 7. XP mode is available for free with Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate. DosBox is a free, Open source Dos Emulation program that allows most dos programs to run. DOSBOX allows Advantage Plus to work from any 64 bit version of windows.