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Central Standard
12:05 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Cash Money Crew: Managing And Investing A Financial Windfall

Credit Mark Ou / Creative Commons

Many of us fantasize about receiving a large sum of money unexpectedly. This is the very fantasy that sends people to the grocery store for lottery tickets.

But it's not just a fantasy. Situations do arise when people who are not necessarily experienced in dealing with money find themselves on the receiving end of a financial windfall.

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Government
5:11 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Federal Authorities Ask For Help In Protecting Consumers From Fraud

Phony lottery-sweepstakes certificates displayed by prosecutors and federal postal inspectors in Kansas City.
Credit Dan Verbeck / KCUR

In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, postal inspectors and U.S. Attorneys from Western Missouri and Kansas are asking the public for help fighting sweepstakes scams. According to prosecutors Tammy Dickinson and Barry Grissom, most are operating from outside the United States.

Many of the lottery winning schemes mail impressive looking certificates. Tom Noyes of the postal inspection service in Kansas City says most gullible victims are elderly and will often send up front money to con artists.

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People
10:10 pm
Sun December 2, 2012

Rural Family Bids Farewell To Money Woes With Record Lotto Win

Cody Hill carries a replica of his parents' lottery winnings check.
Dan Verbeck KCUR

Friends of the Dearborn, Missouri couple who are half-winners of a record $587.5 million Powerball Lottery jackpot think Cindy and Mark Hill will do some good with their winnings.

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The Two-Way
9:57 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Missouri Powerball Winner ID'd Today

A Powerball lottery ticket sits in the machine at the 4 Sons Food Store and Chevron gas station which sold one of two winning Powerball lottery tickets in Fountain Hills, Ariz.
Joshua Lott Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Fri November 30, 2012 2:17 pm

"I think I am having a heart attack. I think we just won the lottery!"

That's what 51-year-old Cindy Hill of Dearborn, Mo., says she told her husband, Mark, Thursday morning after figuring out that she had, indeed, bought one of the two winning Powerball tickets. Her family can now collect more than $192 million (before taxes) by choosing the game's "cash option."

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Headlines
8:15 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Advocates are calling for Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to restore funding for early childhood programs now that the state has received its tobacco money.  That and more news from KCUR.

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Kansas Statehouse
3:17 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Lottery Win Means More State Tax Collections

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A Kansas lottery ticket winner is helping the state's bottom line. The still-anonymous resident won a nearly $160 million jackpot in a lottery drawing last month.

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The Two-Way
5:05 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Last Mega Millions Jackpot Ticket Turned In

Lottery officials in Illinois say the third of the three winning tickets in last month's record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot has been turned in.

We'll learn who the winner is on Wednesday, The Associated Press says.

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