WCNC Published 1:11 PM EDT Oct 26, 2018 UNION COUNTY, N.C. — Nearly two dozen co-workers in North Carolina are richer with a winning ticket in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing. NC Education Lottery said the group's ticket matched five white balls to win $1 million, one of two sold in North Carolina. The other ticket was bought in Cary. On a whim, the co-workers decided at the last minute to start an office pool. “We didn’t even realize how much the tickets were,” Katherine Lindsey McIntyre said in a press release. “We just had everyone who wanted to participate chip in $1.” The group bought 11 Quick Pick tickets from Zoom Express on Skyway Drive in Monroe. After realizing they'd won, the co-workers claimed their prize in Raleigh and each took home more than $32,000 after taxes. More: Playing in your office lottery pool? Get it in writing or end up in court More: Lucky break: 87-year-old's broken hip lands him in hospital's $1 million-winning pool … [Read more...] about 22 North Carolina co-workers win $1 million in Mega Millions drawing
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The winner of the $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery won not once, but twice. Someone bagged the richest lottery jackpot in U.S. history on Tuesday night and became a multi-hundred millionaire after taxes. As well, he or she bought the ticket in a state where they can choose to remain anonymous. The winning ticket, not yet claimed, was purchased in South Carolina, one of only eight states that allow winners to avoid having their name made public. Th others are Delaware, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, Ohio and Texas. Georgia also allows its winners’ identities to remain private if the prize is larger than $250,000. Minnesota requires its winners to go public. “The legislature has made a priority of government transparency,” said Adam Prock, director of communications and legislative affairs at the Minnesota Lottery. “We want the public to know these games are fair and that they can see someone actually won.” Spencer McGowan, president and senior portfolio … [Read more...] about The big lottery winner can remain anonymous, but not if he or she were from Minnesota
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The 30th annual Milan No-Till Field Day was the perfect place for Charlie Cahoon to talk about herbicide resistance — despite his being over 600 miles from home. Cahoon knows that widespread adoption of no-till was facilitated in large part by the introduction of herbicides coupled with herbicide-resistant traits like Roundup Ready. They also proliferated the conservation of soil and water. “If we want to preserve no-till, we must do everything we can to get a handle on herbicide resistance,” says Cahoon, assistant professor and Extension weed specialist: corn and cotton, North Carolina State University. “If we can’t control weeds with herbicides or other tactics, we’ll have to revert back to tillage to control weeds and we will lose the benefits of no-till.” Cahoon used the odds of winning the lottery (1 in 292 million) to illustrate the initial frequency of a herbicide-resistant weed within a population. “You may think, like your odds … [Read more...] about Escaped pigweed could be the lottery winner
By Patrick May | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: July 26, 2018 at 11:31 am | UPDATED: July 26, 2018 at 11:35 am The latest to join the Big-Time Lotto Lucky Duck Club is some stranger who bought a winning Mega Millions ticket the other day at Ernie’s Liquors in San Jose. God bless the as-yet-unnamed guy or gal and god bless the $543 million dollars coming their way, minus taxes, of course. In any case, the person who walked out of Ernie’s Liquors much much wealthier than when they’d walked in will join the legions of major-lotto winners, some of whose lives were turned upside down by their good fortune. As Nick Carbone wrote in Time magazine back in 2012, crazy things can and do happen to people who overnight become filthy rich. “Winning the lottery can have its pitfalls,” he wrote. “Distant relatives and fair-weather friends can come clamoring for their share; spouse can turn on spouse; kidnapping and murder can … [Read more...] about Weird things that have happened to big-time lottery winners