With the Powerball jackpot back up to $550 million, here's a story you might find inspiring: For some time now, Richard Cerezo, of Geneva, Illinois, has stored 11 old Lotto tickets in a cookie jar for safe keeping. Earlier this month, on his wife's suggestion, he took the tickets to a local convenience store.
he thought he had probably won about $600.
It turns out it he had underestimated his winnings by just a bit. Cerezo had won the February 2 Lotto jackpot. His prize? $4.85 million.
He collected the check on Wednesday.Cerezo and his wife plan to use the winnings to pay off their mortgage and other bills and to help out their son and daughter. They also have plans to donate to their church and favorite charities.
This summer, the TODAY show will once again put the rock in Rockefeller Plaza, bringing together the hottest hit-makers for its 18th annual summer concert series. Kicking off the series is fun. Also performing this summer, One Direction and Chris Brown, Maroon 5, Train and Fall Out Boy as well as singer-songwriters John Mayer, Michael Buble, Phillip Phillips and Ed Sheeran. In addition, boy bands New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees, and Boyz II Men will join forces in one blow-out concert.
Jeremy Renner has been rumored to be absent from Marvel Studios' future films.
The actor has not been mentioned in relation to any of the Phase Two films and a source has said that he could be recast.
apparently Renner ticked off Marvel execs with his previous negative comments about his role in 2012's Avengers.
The actor last year said his role was "limited" and without "emotional content" for most of the film due to being manipulated by Loki.
The source has said that there is a small chance that Renner could return on 2015's Avengers 2 but is more likely to be recast. rumors are swirling that Dwyane Johnson is in talks to join the cast and I think he's taking over the role…
After a lavish bash for the Cannes Film Festival's opening-night movie, "The Great Gatsby," stars Leonardo DiCaprioand Tobey Maguirekept partying with A-list guests at the Hotel du Cap in Antibes. Spies said the pair, plus director Baz Luhrmann, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel and more were all celebrating when, at 3 a.m., Hollywood couple Sacha Baron Cohenand Isla Fisher, both wearing bathrobes, ambled into their private room to jokingly complain about the racket. "Leo and his pals were partying with a vengeance when Sacha and Isla appeared in robes and slippers, jokingly saying the party was too loud and they couldn't sleep," a spy said. "Needless to say, the revelry continued and the couple stayed to party.