log in to manage your profile and account
- Create your account
- Receive up-to-date newsletters
- Set up text alerts
Published: Thursday, September 10, 2015 @ 7:35 AM
Updated: Thursday, September 10, 2015 @ 7:35 AM
WASHINGTON — A Washington, D.C., woman lost $20,000 as easily as she won it.
"When I saw that $20,000, you don't know how excited I was," Ardella Newman told WJLA.
But the Virginia Lottery says Newman's ticket doesn't count because it was issued in error.
As WJLA reports, tickets are supposed to have winning numbers at the top. Newman's had the winning numbers toward the bottom.
Virginia Lottery officials say the lottery ticket machine may have cut the ticket in the wrong spot, essentially letting Newman combine two tickets to win. But Newman says she bought it as one ticket and that the error wasn't on her part, so she should receive the winnings.
Earlier this year, a New Mexico man was told his $500,000 winning ticket was worthless due to a misprint. Two numbers that appeared to be winners actually had extra digits that were printed as smudges.
The New Mexico Lottery told him under no circumstances would it pay him the $500,000. Instead, they offered him $100 in lottery tickets.
"It's like I told them, I didn't misprint it. I bought the ticket in good faith, thinking if I won I was going to get my money," John Wines told KOB.
The New Mexico man filed a lawsuit against his state's lottery.
Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 11:43 PM
— Legendary actor Morgan Freeman was presented with the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards — one of the most prestigious honors in the entertainment industry — which was given to him by longtime colleague and friend Rita Moreno.
“Morgan is way more than just an actor, narrator, producer, humanitarian. This man is a national treasure,” Moreno said.
When he came to the stage, the 80-year-old icon traded a few playful jokes with Moreno, before moving on to the thank you’s.
“These moments in one’s life usually will call for an entire litany of thank you’s. I can’t do that because I don’t know all of your names, so I won’t try,” said Freeman. “This is beyond honor. This is a place in history.”
But towards the end of his speech, Freeman commented on the SAG award statue:
Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 8:18 PM
Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 4:43 PM
Lawmakers in Congress on Sunday failed to reach a deal on plan to fund the federal government, meaning the work week will being with furloughs for hundreds of thousands of federal workers across the nation, but there was a hint of progress as a Senate vote on a temporary funding measure was delayed until noon on Monday, with Republican leaders offering a plan which would guarantee a Senate debate on immigration matters in February, in hopes that Democrats would then help to fund the government in the meantime.
“Let’s step back from the brink,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor late on Sunday evening, as he urged Democrats to allow the government to re-open, and continue negotiations on a host of issues, including immigration.
“The shutdown should stop today,” McConnell added.
McConnell outlined a plan to fund operations of the government through February 8, and said that if by that date no agreement had been reached on how to deal with DACA and illegal immigrant “Dreamers” in the United States, then he would agree to bring the issue up on the Senate floor for debate and votes.
That immediately won the support of two Republicans who have been trying to broker a deal on the issue.
“The Senate should act like the Senate,” said Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), who endorsed the idea of regular order on the Senate floor on immigration.
“This is more than a reasonable proposal by the Majority Leader,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who spent much of the last three days shuttling between McConnell, Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer, and a host of Senators in both parties, in search of common ground.
“It would be my intention to resolve these issues as soon as possible, so we can move on to other issues important to our country,” McConnell added.
But Senate Democrats were not ready to accept, as Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer objected to McConnell’s attempt to hold a vote Sunday night on the plan for a temporary budget that would last until February 8, which is just 18 days away.
Still – Senate observers saw that as a positive, as neither McConnell nor Schumer engaged in any scorched earth exchanges, unlike earlier in the day. To some, that may mean a deal is in the works.
Originally, the Senate was to have voted at 1 am on Monday morning, but that vote was delayed until noon, as Republicans
hope Democrats will re-think their opposition, and allow a funding measure to go through the Congress.
Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 7:11 PM
BARSTOW, Calif. — Former Disney Channel star Orlando Brown was recently arrested following what authorities say was a violent altercation at an apartment in California.
The 30-year-old “That’s So Raven” actor was reportedly engaged in a dispute with his girlfriend and his girlfriend’s mother when an officer from the Barstow Police Department arrived on the scene at around 8 a.m. Thursday.
The officer realized there were active arrest warrants on Brown and his girlfriend’s mother, so they were both arrested and booked into the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Barstow Jail, according to a police press release.
Brown’s bail was set at $25,000.