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'Dedicated worker': Park ranger furloughed during shutdown wins huge lottery prize

27 days ago   |   By KCCI

A park ranger furloughed during the partial federal government shutdown has claimed a lottery jackpot worth tens of millions of dollars.
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A park ranger won a $29.5 million lottery jackpot while she was furloughed during the government shutdown

A park ranger won a $29.5 million lottery jackpot while she was furloughed during the government shutdown

27 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Judith Smith, of Bayonne, New Jersey, and her children, William Kenneth Smith and Sarah Jude Smith, were announced as lottery winners on Wednesday.
They won the the $29.5 million jackpot on Dec. 17, 2018, but waited two months to pick up the winnings after consulting with lawyers and financial advisers.
Judith Smith is a park ranger at Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island, New York, which closed with the government shutdown.
She was out of a job four days after learning she had won the lottery on December 18.
A park ranger who was furloughed during the government shutdown in December and...
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Recently furloughed Staten Island park ranger wins $29.5M lottery

Recently furloughed Staten Island park ranger wins $29.5M lottery

27 days ago   |   By New York Post

A Staten Island federal park ranger who was furloughed during the recent government shutdown just became a multi-millionaire, scoring a $29.5 million lottery jackpot, it was announced. Judith Smith, 56, a Bayonne, New Jersey resident who works for the National Park Service out of historic Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island, bought the golden Pick-6 ticket...
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New Zealand announces ban on military style semi-automatic and assault...

New Zealand announces ban on military style semi-automatic and assault rifles less than a week after Christchurch massacre

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a ban on all "military-style semi-automatic weapons" and assault rifles, at a press conference on Thursday local time. "In... Read more ...

Fed Signals Rate Hikes May Be Over For 2019

Fed Signals Rate Hikes May Be Over For 2019

The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged Wednesday and signaled that no more rate hikes may be necessary this year amid signs of economic slowing. Read more ...

Fed Signals Rate Hikes May Be Over For 2019

Fed Signals Rate Hikes May Be Over For 2019

The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged Wednesday and signaled that no more rate hikes may be necessary this year amid signs of economic slowing. Read more ...

Federal Reserve, rejecting Trump's growth forecast, confirms rate-hike pause

Federal Reserve, rejecting Trump's growth forecast, confirms rate-hike pause

The Federal Reserve sent a clear signal Wednesday that it's unlikely to raise interest rates at all this year, a striking change from December when central bank officials... Read more ...

Trump reminds Ohio voters of economy, renews McCain attacks

Trump reminds Ohio voters of economy, renews McCain attacks

President Donald Trump returned Wednesday to Ohio, the state that foretold his 2016 victory, with a tour of a tank plant, where he touted its revival and told cheering workers... Read more ...

Americans spent almost $40 billion - yes, billion - on drunk shopping last year

Americans spent almost $40 billion - yes, billion - on drunk shopping last year

In the last year, Americans spent nearly $40 billion while drunk . That's billion with a B. A shocking amount of that went to food . People also bought shoes and... Read more ...

Apple's new AirPods have better battery life and a cool new wireless...

Apple's new AirPods have better battery life and a cool new wireless charging case - you can preorder a pair now for $159 or $199

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through... Read more ...

Dai is the next big women's performance workwear brand you should know...

Dai is the next big women's performance workwear brand you should know - here's what its clothes look and feel like

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider, Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through... Read more ...

EU Fines Google $1.7 Billion Over 'Abusive' Online Ad Strategies

EU Fines Google $1.7 Billion Over 'Abusive' Online Ad Strategies

For years, AdSense contracts gave Google a wide range of control, including how its rivals' search ads would appear - and their size, color and font, the EU says. Read more ...

Lyft will be the first ride-hailing company to go public. Here's how its...

Lyft will be the first ride-hailing company to go public. Here's how its numbers compare to Uber

Lyft is Wall Street's first shot at ride hailing. While the company is much smaller than Uber, it has been slowly gaining ground on its global competitor. Business Insider... Read more ...