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"Mega Millions" Lottery Jackpot Tops $220 Million
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A $24 Million Lotto Ticket Is Still Unclaimed — That Is A Lot Of Money

It blows my mind that once someone buys a lotto ticket they do not check it the next day. I try to buy a lotto ticket every time we get paid, just in case. When the lotto numbers come out, I watch for them.

Yup, I am that person. In the 24 hours I buy my lotto ticket and before they read the numbers, I have a list of things I am going to do. Yup, I am that person, too. New York sold a lotto ticket last year to someone at a deli.

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Does Anybody Still Use Piggy Banks?

I loved my old piggy bank. I used to get so excited when it would get full because I could empty it and buy some candy or toys. Of course, that was way back in the day.

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Are You Making What You Are Worth In Yakima?

I've been a radio broadcaster since I was 18, working my way up the ladder in the broadcasting world so my knowledge of what other people earn in Yakima hasn't been something I'd readily know.

I was doing research on another article and it occurred to me that may be I wasn't the only interested in how my current salary stacks up against the national average. I soon discovered that my salary in Yakima is under the average nationwide for Radio Broadcasters.

It did get me interested enough to dig in further on how other Yakima salaries stack up against their national averages.

I did find a website that does all the comparison for you so jump in and take a look.

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Activists Seek Transparency In Panama Papers Aftermath
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Suitcase Found In Storage Unit In Yakima Is Weird

The Yakima Herald-Republic recently reported that 86-year-old Paul McCulloh had found a mysterious suitcase in the storage unit he had rented for years. The suitcase wasn't his, but it contained a treasure trove of a family's memories -- photos, ashes of a pet dog, books and other mementos.

The Herald posted a photo of the suitcase's contents on their website in hopes that someone would come forward to claim the perplexing suitcase. No one had a clue as to how it wound up McCulloh's storage unit.

Weird as it sounds, I had kind of a similar experience back in the 1980s.

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Yard Sales In Yakima This Weekend Rocked!

Summer is coming to an end. It makes me sad because, I love the warm weather and I love yard sales! Every time I turned a corner on Saturday, August 13th, there was a yard sale! I came upon some fantastic deals but, one yard sale caught my eye. I wasn't just one yard sale, it was the entire block of Summitview and 28th in Yakima!

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Mega Millions Is At $540 Million — Do You Play The Lotto? [POLL]

The Mega Millions drawing is tonight (July 8) and it is up there pretty high -- $540 million is excellent. Heck, I would take 1/8 of that! Anyway, I bought myself a ticket. I think I will buy another one right before the drawing this evening.

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10 Things I Would Do If I Won Any Lottery – Some Good Advice

There is always a lottery going on and as of January 9th the Power-ball jackpot has soared to the record high for any lottery. 1.3 Billion dollars. I don't think I have ever even thought that high as far as that kind of money is concerned. I have a list of things that I would  do before and after the lottery numbers our announced.

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Someone Just Made Record-Setting $500,000 Donation to Salvation Army

'Tis definitely the season for giving.

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Places Open To Shop On Thanksgiving In Yakima Valley

Black Friday isn't that crazy anymore. I am very glad about this. Most people take advantage of great deals online and on Thanksgiving Day. And there'll be a few local businesses open for great deals on Turkey Day.

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Pennies In A Vending Machine Would Be Smart — Why Can’t We?

It seems that whenever I need a soda pop or a bag of chips, I only have pennies! Very frustrating for me, because you find this out after getting to the vending machine. Why is there not a vending machine that takes pennies?

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DIY: Top 10 Ways To Become Rich Illegally In Yakima

In these lean economic times when unemployment in Yakima County is 1.5 percent above the national rate, Yakmanians are looking for any way to make a buck...

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Should The City Of Yakima Spend Money On A $11 Million Dollar Soccer Complex? [POLL]

Yakima City Council met on Tuesday night. On their agenda was a new soccer complex.

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