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Offbeat Spain hands out $3 billion in planet's biggest lottery (New) Spain hands out $3 billion in planet's biggest lottery
Spaniards who bought lottery tickets in an upper middle class Madrid neighborhood hit the jackpot on Monday, cracking open bottles of champagne on the streets as they celebrated winning $490,000 payoffs from a $3 billion pot of cash.
Offbeat Rings given to Salvation Army fetch $21K for toys Rings given to Salvation Army fetch $21K for toys
The Salvation Army in Boston says a former bell ringer has offered to pay $21,000 for two rings that a widow dropped into a red donation kettle in hopes they'd be sold to buy toys for poor children.
Offbeat 11-year-old Arkansas girl hails cab ... to Florida 11-year-old Arkansas girl hails cab ... to Florida
Arkansas police say an 11-year-old girl paid a cabbie $1,300 to take her to meet a boy in Florida, but that authorities caught up with the runaway in Georgia after her parents reported her missing.
Offbeat Officials: Woman had cocaine in custard packages Officials: Woman had cocaine in custard packages
Authorities say a woman arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport was carrying something extra in the packets of custard and milk powder in her luggage — cocaine.