Police say an Ohio woman being driven around in a limousine announced at a coat store she'd won the lottery and would pay for everyone's purchases but ended up causing a riot when customers realized it was a hoax.
Neal Wanless, a young South Dakota rancher who won a $232.1 million Powerball prize four months ago, apparently is pursuing his dream of riding his horse and tending cattle on a spread a bit bigger than his 320-acre family ranch. To date, he's purchased more than 23 square miles of westsern South Dakota.
South Dakota lottery officials say the owner has yet to come forward but they plan to hold a news conference this morning in Pierre to offer details. They say it’s the ninth-largest Powerball jackpot ever.
The Chicago Blackhawks lost to the Minnesota Wild Monday but one of the team's fans won big. Right wing Martin Havlat scored Chicago's lone goal at the 10:00 mark of the second period, earning a random audience member $1 million as part of a promotion with the Illinois State Lottery.
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