All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘winner’

’12 Years A Slave’ Wins Golden Globe for Best Drama

Tonight’s 71st annual Golden Globe awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, was no stranger to surprise wins. One film that was surprising in its lack of abundant wins, however, was “12 Years A Slave.” Despite being nominated seven times, the film only took home one award, and the biggest one of all: Best Film, Drama. ‘Slave’ was also …

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Rafael Nadal Wins U.S. Open After Wimbledon Loss

Number 2 ranked Rafael Nadal defeated Number 1 ranked Novak Djokovic, winning the 2013 U.S. Open. The sweet victory for Nadal is even sweeter when one considers the year he has had. Unable to compete in last year’s U.S. Open, Nadal was home tending to his injured left knee; however, the disappointment from last year’s exclusion did not keep him …

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Million Dollar Lotto Ticket Found in Trash

In a move sure to go down in history as one of the greatest near misses of all time, a couple in North Attleborough, Massachusetts threw away a million dollar-winning lottery ticket. According to WPTV, Joseph and Joanne Zagami of North Attleborough bought the $5 ticket from a vending machine while doing their grocery shopping. They stuck the ticket down …

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Beer Contest Winner Drinks 1.6 Gallons in 20 Minutes, Dies

A beer drinking contest in Spain’s Murcia region ended in tragedy this week when the contest winner, Joaquin Alcaraz Garcia, died of cardiac arrest. The rules of the contest were simple: Consume as many 1-liter glasses of beer as possible in 20 minutes. Garcia consumed 6 liters (roughly 1.6 gallons or 200 ounces) of beer during that period. He was …

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Powerball Winner STILL Hasn’t Revealed Themselves

Remember that $590 million Powerball jackpot that everyone was going crazy over? Remember that there was only one winning ticket, which was sold in Zephyrhills, Florida? Well, it seems no one wants to claim that big pile of money the winning ticket entitles them to. While the nation has moved on–well, until the winner reveals themselves (if/when)–the town where the …

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Woman Wins $40M, Not $40K From Canadian Lotto

A Canadian woman this week was overwhelmed this week after learning she had won money in the Ontario lottery. According to a report from Chicago’s ABC 7, 51-year-old Maria Carreiro of Toronto had originally thought she had won only $40,000. When her daughter informed her that she had, in fact, won $40,000,000 she “ran down the street like a crazy …

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