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Pakistani wins $1 million lottery in Dubai

DUBAI: A 32-year-old Pakistani man has been declared the winner of the latest Dubai Duty Free raffle draw. The businessman from Peshawar, a first-time buyer, won $1 million after his ticket number 0241 in Series 281 was picked in the draw, according to a report. Numan Arif, who owns a bike leasing company, is the 16th Pakistani national to have won $1 million in the promotion since its inception in 1999. Two other lucky winners won luxury cars the same day. Anthony Chijioke, a 51-year-old Australian national of…

Coffee, knickers and lottery dreams: Five things to know about Italy

Italy might be politically divided, with a kaleidoscopic landscape of parties jostling for supremacy in Sunday's polls, but there are some quirks that unite the nation.  Here are five facts about what Italians get up to when they aren't voting: - Fancy a coffee? - The Italian coffee cult is now a worldwide phenomenon with its own vocabulary. But there are rules: milk only in the morning in the form of a caffe latte, latte macchiato or cappuccino, and no milky coffee after a meal. The other variants include ristretto…

Trump vows to terminate US green card lottery after New York attack

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would end the popular US green card lottery after a radicalized Uzbek man who entered the country under the program killed eight people in New York. "I am starting the process of terminating the diversity lottery program," Trump told reporters. "We have to do what's right to protect our citizens," he told reporters. "We will get rid of this lottery program as soon as possible." The 1990 program awards US permanent resident visas to around 50,000 applicants…

US mother scoops $758.7mn in biggest single US jackpot win

BOSTON: A 53-year-old Massachusetts mother of two on Thursday came forward to claim the largest single jackpot win in US history -- $758.7 million -- and promptly quit her job of 32 years at a hospital. Mavis Wanczyk said she played the lottery as a "pipe dream," never believing that it would one day be possible for her to retire early from the Mercy Medical Center, where she has worked for decades. On Thursday that dream came true. "I've called up and told them I will not be coming back," she said to laughter at a…

One ticket has winning numbers in $421 million Powerball lottery

CALIFORNIA: A lottery ticket sold in Tennessee had the winning numbers for a $421 million Powerball jackpot, one of the biggest on record, officials said after Saturday's draw. The winning numbers selected were 17, 19, 21, 37, 44, with the Powerball 16. No one as yet had stepped forward to claim the prize, which grew in size since Sept. 17, the last time anyone matched all six numbers. The jackpot soared from $403 million to a reported $420.9 million on Saturday due to a spate of late ticket-buying. The prize is…