(NEWSER) – Buying a winning lottery ticket is luck most of us only dream of having. Accidentally buying a second ticket which is also a winner? That's just rubbing it in. An Australian woman managed this incredibly fortunate feat last weekend, winning a grand total of around $900,000 USD between the ticket she meant to buy and the one she didn't, the Age reports. "I buy a TattsLotto ticket every week, and I just forgot that I'd already bought one for the weekend when I went to another shop to buy the second one," she says. "Half of that [$900,000] will go straight towards the mortgage. … I guess it's a good thing we won twice so there's some prize money left over. It will be such a relief to be debt-free."
BRICK, N.J. — Three firms with ties to a New Jersey mayor's past political campaigns will receive more than $1 million in payments for Superstorm Sandy-related work — including a costly door-to-door storm survey that will determine the total impact on this municipality of 75,000 residents. Councilman John Ducey, a Democrat and candidate for […]
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — On the eve of talks, Iran's moderate president said Tuesday that his administration will defend the Islamic Republic's nuclear rights and work to end international sanctions that have devastated its economy. Hassan Rouhani's remarks were seen as part of his efforts to defuse claims by hard-liners that he has given too […]
A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., is debating a challenge to a provision of the Affordable Care Act that could completely destroy the law’s stated goal of offering affordable health insurance coverage. “What you’re asking for is to destroy the individual mandate, which guts the statute,” Judge Harry Edwards of the U.S. Court of […]