Man facing eviction finds lotto ticket worth millions

Published: Friday, May 17, 2013 @ 8:29 AM
Updated: Friday, May 17, 2013 @ 8:29 AM

A man and his wife, facing eviction from their home, found the discovery of a life time while cleaning out their kitchen.

Ricardo Cerezo of  Geneva told the Chicago Tribune that his family found a cookie jar full of old lottery tickets and instead of throwing them out, he took them to a 7-Eleven nearby to see if they were worth anything.

Cerezo said the first eight or nine tickets weren't winners, but they kept checking them.

"The following one was $3, so I was excited. I get to pay for my Pepsi. And then the last one said file a claim," he said, which meant it was worth at least $600.

As it turns out, one of the tickets was worth nearly $5 million.

Just three months earlier, Cerezo appeared at a foreclosure hearing where a judge gave him a few more months to find a new home before the family would be evicted.

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Oscars 2017: Social media reacts to 'Moonlight,' 'La La Land' gaffe

Published: Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 1:56 AM
Updated: Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 1:56 AM


            Oscars 2017: Social media reacts to 'Moonlight,' 'La La Land' gaffe

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The 89th annual Academy Awards went out with a bang – an epic mixup over which film took the Oscar for best picture.

>> 'Moonlight' wins Best Picture after 'La La Land' mistakenly announced

>> Complete list of winners

>> PHOTOS: 2017 Oscars red carpet arrivals

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After Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, who were apparently given the wrong winner's card, announced that "La La Land" had won the award, producer Jordan Horowitz made a shocking revelation onstage as the filmmakers were giving their thank-yous: "Moonlight" was the real victor.

Celebrities and fans immediately took to social media to share their reactions. 

>> Click here or scroll down to see what they had to say

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Navy sailor faces desertion charge after having baby

Published: Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 10:58 PM
Updated: Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 10:58 PM


            Navy sailor faces desertion charge after having baby

Ana Lucia Gnecco, a U.S. Navy sailor, has been jailed in Florida for allegedly deserting her post after giving birth to her daughter. She was arrested at her parents’ home Saturday and is on military hold in a Broward County jail.

Gnecco is a seaman quartermaster who welcomed her daughter into the world in August and was due back to her post in Portsmouth, Virginia, on Jan. 14. However, she never showed up to work.

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The arrest was the last resort,” Christina Johnson, a Navy public affairs officer for the medical center, said. “You’re going to want to try and work with the sailor to get them back because the consequences for desertion are serious. She was in contact with her command and the Navy’s arm that would bring her back to duty. All efforts were made to get her back to work, but she chose to stay there.”

The Navy considers any failure to return after 30 days to be desertion. Gnecco enlisted in 2014 and is on contract until 2019. Her father Armando Rodriguez is unsure of the reason why she didn’t return to work but assumes it revolves around her baby.

“The baby could be the reason, We could assume that having a baby might not go well with serving in the military,” he said. “I hope that she goes back up there and they have a hearing and she is released. There is no point in keeping her.”

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Steve Harvey reacts to epic Oscars gaffe

Published: Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 7:48 AM
Updated: Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 8:21 AM


            Steve Harvey reacts to epic Oscars gaffe

Get a feeling of deja-vu while watching Sunday's night's epic Oscars blunder? We're thinking TV personality Steve Harvey did, too.

>> Social media reacts to 'Moonlight,' 'La La Land' gaffe

At the end of the 89th annual Academy Awards ceremony Sunday, Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty mistakenly announced that "La La Land" had won best picture after they reportedly were given the wrong category envelope – a duplicate of actress Emma Stone's card for best actress. When "La La Land" producer Jordan Horowitz revealed that "Moonlight" was the real winner, host Jimmy Kimmel stepped in to lighten the mood.

>> 'Moonlight' wins Best Picture after 'La La Land' mistakenly announced

"Guys, this is very unfortunate, what happened," Kimmel joked. "Personally, I blame Steve Harvey for this."

>> Watch the moment here


Kimmel was referring to Harvey's infamous blunder at the 2015 Miss Universe pageant. Harvey incorrectly named Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez the winner, then later announced that he had meant to say Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach.

>> Complete list of winners

Harvey took to Twitter early Monday to weigh in on the Oscars mix-up.

>> PHOTOS: 2017 Oscars red carpet arrivals

"Good morning everybody! Went to sleep early last night. So... what I miss? #Oscars" he wrote, adding, "YOU KNOW I have something to say."

>> PHOTOS: 2017 Oscars show



Later on his radio show, Harvey compared the two embarrassing incidents, commending the Oscars producers for standing with Beatty.

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"I alone walked the walk of shame down the runway, no flowers in my hand, no crown on my head – just a microphone and a look of 'oh, hell no,'" Harvey joked. "Warren Beatty had the same 'oh, hell no' look on his face."

He added, "I can get Warren through this. Call me, Warren Beatty."

Parents hog-tie son with duct tape, go to dinner, police said

Published: Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 7:30 AM
Updated: Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 7:30 AM


            Parents hog-tie son with duct tape, go to dinner, police said

A Wisconsin couple are facing charges after police said they confined their 12-year-old son with duct tape and then went to dinner, leaving the child home alone.

According to police, the child was left in the mother's car when she went into a local store. The boy left the car to buy Silly Putty at another location. When she found out where he went, she told her son that he had to return the toy before going home, WISN reported.

After the outing, police said that Ann Kubehl told her husband, Ismael Guzman, what happened.

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Police said that's when Guzman took duct tape and hog-tied the child, wrapping the tape around his head and mouth, WISN reported.

Police said that Kubehl and Guzman left the boy in the hallway in their home and then went to dinner 25 minutes away.

The next day, the boy's school principal noticed marks on him and alerted police.

Originally Kubehl told them that she went to a grocery store that night, but police said that her story didn't match Guzman's. She later told them where they really went.

Kubehl allegedly told police that they can remove her child from their care, "but I don't want the neglect charges because that will take my job away," WISN reported.