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5:26am

Fri October 19, 2012
Around the Nation

Financially-Strapped Mass. Man Wins Lottery

Originally published on Tue October 23, 2012 11:03 am

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5:31am

Thu October 18, 2012
Around the Nation

New Yorker Waits To Cash Winning Lottery Ticket

Originally published on Thu October 18, 2012 10:11 am

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7:11am

Thu September 27, 2012
The Two-Way

'13' Brings Luck For A Mystery $200 Million Powerball Winner

Amber Hunt AP

One unidentified lottery player likes a little irony with his win. Wednesday's winner of the valuable interstate Powerball lottery played these numbers: 13-26-39-41-42. The Powerball number was 10. Interestingly, the first three numbers played are all connected with 13.

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12:29pm

Wed May 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Chipping In To Your Office Lottery Pool? Read This First

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Here's yet another reminder about why it's important to have somebody write down the rules and keep accurate records if you're pooling money at the office to buy lottery tickets.

After all, for every heart-warming story about "three amigos" who seem to have gotten along swimmingly and deserved the money they won, there are tales such as this:

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5:13am

Wed April 25, 2012
Around the Nation

Va. Woman Wins Powerball Twice In Same Day

Originally published on Wed April 25, 2012 6:10 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. We know the odds of winning a million dollar Powerball jackpot - one in five million. But what are the odds of winning that jackpot twice in one day? That's just what Virginia Fike said to herself when she accidentally bought to Powerball tickets instead of one. Whatever they are, she beat the odds. Her five lucky numbers brought her a double win. And last Friday she was handed a check for $2 million. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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