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...tracking similar ticket purchase patterns. Lottery CEO Terry Rich said: “It is sad to see this huge prize continue to sit there without being claimed. Someone legitimately won this money and we want them to take it home. “But you must present the winning ticket to the lottery in order to claim the prize.” “This has been an unusual story all the way around,” Terry Rich added. “But we’re hopi...

US medal-winning athletes at the Olympics will have to pay tax on their prize money

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...eo of womem putting money in bra any upskirts of the ursherettes at opening ceremony of the olympics prize money gold medal usa olympic medal prize money usa How much money was made from after earth prize money for olympic medals prize money olympic medal winners increase russia prize winning gold olympic prizes from winning olympics Prize money for medal winners olympic medalist gabby gifford oly...

Only two of the three holders of the $640 million Mega Millions jackpot have collected their lotery prize

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...Maryland does not require lottery winners to be identified so the Mega Millions winner can claim the prize anonymously. The store will receive a $100,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket, which was purchased on the night of the draw. One winning ticket was purchased in northeast Kansas, but no other information would be released by the Kansas Lottery until the winner comes forward, spokeswoman...

American Hustle won the top prize at this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards

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...eto both endured dramatic weight loss to play their parts. Cate Blanchett took home the best actress prize for her complex, cracked portrayal of a socialite fallen on hard times in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine. It was Cate Blanchett’s 17th best actress prize of the awards season – and she is considered a near-certainty for the trophy at both the BAFTAs and Oscars. The SAG Awards also rec...

Eating more chocolate improves a nation's chances of producing Nobel Prize winners, a recent study suggests

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...ss chocolate on average. Eating more chocolate improves a nation’s chances of producing Nobel Prize winners, a recent study suggests Franz Messerli has a theory: “The Nobel prize obviously is donated or evaluated in Sweden [apart from the Peace Prize] so I thought that the Swedes might have a slightly patriotic bias. “Or the other option is that the Swedes are excessively sensit...

Adam Johnson has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his novel based in North Korea, The Orphan Master's Son

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..., The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo, won the Pulitzer Prize for biography. The prize for general non-fiction was awarded to Gilbert King for Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys and the Dawn of a New America, which details racial injustice in Florida in 1949. The New York Times won four awards including two awards for its reportin...

According to the official Star Trek technical manual, a tricorder is a portable "sensing, computing and data communications device"

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A $10 million prize was launched at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas for whoever can create a Star Trek-like medical “tricorder”. The Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize has challenged researchers to build a tool capable of capturing “key health metrics and diagnosing a set of 15 diseases”. It needs to be light enough for would-be Dr. McCoys to carry – a maximum wei...

"Beasts of the Southern Wild" won Grand jury prize for drama at the Sundance Film Festival 2012.

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...hn Cooper, Sundance Film Festival director. “Beasts of the Southern Wild” won Grand jury prize for drama at the Sundance Film Festival 2012. The film also received a prize for excellence in cinematography, US dramatic. “Beasts of the Southern Wild” tells the story of two persons (a father and his daughter) who are trying to deal with the effects of global warming. Hushpuppy...

The winning ticket in the latest Powerball drawing was sold in Lexington, central South Carolina

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...value is $399.4 million, with a direct cash option of $233 million. It’s the largest Powerball winning ticket sold in South Carolina and the fourth largest in the history of the game. South Carolina also had a $1 million winning ticket sold at a gasoline station in Hampton. That ticket matched the first five numbers. The latest jackpot comes after a $448 million prize in early August, which...

The Ig Nobel Prizes are an American parody of the Nobel Prizes and are given each year for ten unusual or trivial achievements in scientific research

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...ler picked up their prestigious award at a sellout gala ceremony at Harvard University. The Ig Nobel Prizes are an American parody of the Nobel Prizes and are given each year, usually in early October, for ten unusual or trivial achievements in scientific research. Other 2012 winners included teams that studied how chimps could recognize each other from their behinds and why coffee will spill out...

Mirlande Wilson of Maryland claims she herself bought one of the three winning Mega Millions tickets and she will not share the prize with her colleagues

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...She took everybody’s money!” Mirlande Wilson of Maryland claims she herself bought one of the three winning Mega Millions tickets and she will not share the prize with her colleagues A man identifying himself as the boyfriend of a McDonald’s manager named Layla, who was part of the pool, said Mirlande Wilson bought tickets for the group at the 7-Eleven in Milford Mill, where the winning ticket wa...

Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture, Imabari-shi, Ehime, Japan, 2011 Photo by Daici Ano.

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Japanese architect Toyo Ito will receive 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize, a prestigious award, known throughout the world as architecture’s highest honor, often compared to Nobel Prize. The formal ceremony will take place at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts on Wednesday, May 29. The location was designed by another Pritzker Laureate, Ieoh Ming Pei who...

Alice Munro is only the 13th woman to win the prize since its inception in 1901

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The Nobel Prize in Literature 2013 was awarded to Canadian author Alice Munro “master of the contemporary short story”. Alice Munro, 82, whose books include Dear Life and Dance of the Happy Shades, is only the 13th woman to win the prize since its inception in 1901. Previous winners include literary giants such as Rudyard Kipling, Toni Morrison and Ernest Hemingway. Presented by the N...

The Dalai Lama says he will give away to charity $1.7 million Templeton Prize money awarded to him

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The Dalai Lama says he will give away to charity $1.7 million Templeton Prize money awarded to him. The Tibetan spiritual leader received the Templeton Prize for exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension in London. About $1.4 million will go to Save the Children in India, with $200,000 set aside for The Minds and Life Institute. Money will also go towards a fund to ed...

Tian Bonian won the Grand Prize at Cello Section of George Enescu International Competition

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...he International Competition “George Enescu” went to Cello Section.   Tian Bonian won the Grand Prize at Cello Section of George Enescu International Competition Tian Bonian (China) was awarded with first prize (the grand award), Valentin Răduţiu (Romania) won the second prize and Michal Korman (Israel) third. All three cellists interpreted Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor. ” Ev...

Blue is the Warmest Colour directed by Abdellatif Kechiche is tipped to win Cannes’ Palme d'Or prize

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...e of Montana who is convinced he has won $1 million in a sweepstake and is determined to travel to a prize headquarters in Nebraska to collect the winnings. His son, played by Saturday Night Live comedian Will Forte, agrees to drive him, taking a side trip to the small Nebraska town where his father was born. Critics have praised the film, which is also a late contender for the Palme d’Or. I...

Maryland Mega Millions jackpot winners have been identified as three public school employees who pooled their money to play

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Maryland Mega Millions jackpot winners have been identified as three public school employees who pooled their money to play. While they have chosen to stay anonymous, Maryland Lottery director Stephen Martino revealed the winners were a special education teacher, an elementary school teacher and a school administrator. The winners – a woman in her 20s, a man in his 40s and a woman in her 50...

The Nobel Prize for Physics winners studied dozens of exploding stars and realized that the expansion of the universe wasn't slowing down, as expected - it was accelerating

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...ide down – as well as the lives of the three American scientists who have been awarded a Nobel Prize for their findings. The Nobel Prize for Physics winners studied dozens of exploding stars and realized that the expansion of the universe wasn't slowing down, as expected - it was accelerating   Half of the 10 million Swedish crown – $1.5million – Nobel Prize money went...

Tawakul Karman was recognized for playing a leading part in the struggle for women's rights in Yemen's pro-democracy protests

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...the same opportunities as men to influence developments at all levels of society.” Reading from the prize citation, Thorbjorn Jagland said the committee hoped the prize would “help to bring an end to the suppression of women that still occurs in many countries, and to realize the great potential for democracy and peace that women can represent”. Tawakul Karman heard of her win from Ch...

Serge Haroche and David Wineland share 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics

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2012 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Serge Haroche of France and David Wineland of the US for their work with light and matter at the most fundamental level. Serge Haroche and David Wineland will share the prize, worth 8 million Swedish krona ($1.2 million). Their “quantum optics” work deals with single photons and ions, the basic units of light and matter. It could lead to...

Edward Snowden's NSA leaks earned Pulitzer Prize for The Guardian and Washington Post

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Washington Post and The Guardian US have shared this year’s Pulitzer Prize for public service journalism for a series of stories on NSA electronic spying. The publications’ reporting was based on documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Among other winners of the top prize in US journalism was the Boston Globe, for breaking news reporting. Two staff writers of the Reuters news ag...

Chinese author Mo Yan has been awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize for literature

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Chinese author Mo Yan has been awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize for literature. A prolific author, 57-year-old Mo Yan has published dozens of short stories, with his first work published in 1981. The Swedish Academy praised Mo Yan’s work which “with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary”. Mo Yan is the first Chinese resident to win the prize. Chinese-born G...

Vladimir Putin has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize despite escalating tensions over sending Russian troops to Ukraine’s Crimea region

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President Vladimir Putin has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize despite escalating tensions over sending Russian troops to Ukraine’s Crimea region. Pope Francis, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban, are also on the list. A record 278 candidates, including 47 organizations, have received nominations for this year’s p...

The 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has gone to US researchers Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka

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The 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has gone to US researchers Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka, whose work shed light on how the billions of cells in our body sense their environments. Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka will share the prize of 8 million Swedish kronor ($1.2 million). Their work focuses on what are called G protein-coupled receptors, a number of proteins that reach through cell w...

Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing dies at 94

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...is Singing was published in 1950 and she made her breakthrough with The Golden Notebook in 1962. On winning the Nobel Prize, the Swedish Academy described Doris Lessing as an “epicist of the female experience, who with skepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilization to scrutiny”. After learning she had won the award, Doris Lessing said she was “very gla...