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The Irish lottery, which commands the fifth highest lottery sales in Europe on a per capita basis, is viewed as a lucrative addition.

While Gtech may have been out-flanked by Camelot in wooing An Post, it still ranks as the largest lottery and gaming house in the world, boasting an a(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

US Treasury bonds rallied after a weaker-than-expected result for durable goods orders, but global equity markets were relatively calm in an otherwise(...)

In this photo escape artist Anthony Martin falls while handcuffed and locked inside a box after being dropped from an airplane. Image: Youtube

A US escape artist has parachuted safely to the ground after freeing himself from handcuffs and a locked coffin while it was falling at 209km/h from 4(...)

Red Sox owner John W Henry got the Boston Globe for less than a tenth of what the New York Times paid when it bought the newspaper for $1.1 billion in 1993. Photograph: Darren McCollester/Getty Images

The New York Times Co has agreed to sell the Boston Globe to the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox baseball team for $70 million in cash, a small (...)

“And I took my art seriously. The number and positioning of chickens took much consideration.”

It was the beginning of summer and I had just fled my first stay in Ireland – wheelbarrowing concrete mix, frothing cappuccinos – back to the rural Mi(...)

 US president Barack Obama addresses the state of the economy during a speech at Knox College  in Galesburg, Illinois yesterday. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama has berated Republicans for their inaction on the economy, saying that reversing the growing inequality between the rich and(...)

The Sixth Sense was haunted by restless spirits; extraterrestrials plagued the earth throughout Signs; mutated beasts stomp their way across the new W(...)

Two near certainties about university life: your bike will get stolen at least once and you will get repeatedly drunk during your time there. It’s the(...)

Sorm chasers observe yesterday’s tornadic thunderstorm in Cushing Photograph: Gene Blevins/Reuters

Nine people were killed in tornadoes that swept through central Oklahoma, part of a storm system that caused widespread flooding in Oklahoma City and (...)

Mr Cerezo  was presented on Wednesday with a cheque for $4,850,000 at the 7-Eleven where he originally purchased the ticket. After taxes, Mr Cerezo will receive $3,395,000. Photograph: Illinois State Lottery.

A man whose family was due to be evicted from their US home struck lucky this week when he claimed a $4.85 million (€3.76 million) winning lottery (...)

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