Sun Mar 18 13:16:08 EDT 2018
Who wants to be a multi-millionaire?
Lottery officials announced that a sole ticket was sold in Pennsylvania matching all the winning numbers in Saturday’s Powerball drawing, meaning one player had some St. Patrick’s Day luck on their side.
The $456.7 million jackpot, a $273.9 million cash value, is the eighth-largest ever for the Powerball after 19 drawings in a row failed to produce a winner.
The winning numbers were 22, 57, 59, 60, 66 and Powerball 7.
Additionally, three tickets — sold in California, Missouri and Texas — matched all five white balls in the drawing.
The last Powerball drawing to produce a lottery winner was on Jan. 6, when a single ticket sold in New Hampshire scored $559.7 million. The holder of the ticket is fighting to remain anonymous, but her lawyers accepted the $352 million payout on behalf of the “Good Karma Family trust” earlier this month, according to USA Today.
“She realizes how lucky she is,” her lawyer, William Shaheen, said, according to the outlet. “My client doesn’t want any accolades, she doesn’t want any credit. She just wants to do good things.”
Sun Mar 18 13:10:48 EDT 2018
Ronda Layne’s rescue pit bull, Zuca, seemed despondent and slept more than usual after her favorite feline companion, Stout, died of kidney disease in 2013.
Then one afternoon, Ronda came home with a kitten named Monkey that she’d volunteered to foster for an animal shelter near her home in Portland, Oregon. Zuca perked up and gently approached the kitten, and the pair formed an immediate bond.
“Monkey jumped on Zuca and tried to nurse on her,” recalls Ronda, 47, “and they were soon curled up together like best friends. Zuca weighs 50 pounds, but she was very careful around Monkey and was always patient and gentle. It was like magic. I knew right then that she had a gift.”
One foster kitten soon led to an entire litter living temporarily with Ronda, until the kittens were old enough to be spayed and neutered and adopted into loving homes. And in the last four years, there have been close to 100 more, inspiring Ronda to start an Instagram page for Zuca.
“Zuca is the best surrogate mom these kittens could hope for,” Ronda, who now devotes much of her time to animal rescue work in Portland, tells PEOPLE. “She seems to know instantly exactly what they need. If it’s a feral kitten, she’ll be perfectly still, won’t make eye contact and will wait for the kitten to approach her. She ‘reads’ the kitten and figures out when to look at it, wag her tail or move her head. It’s fascinating to watch those first interactions.”
Because Zuca spent six months in a cage at a shelter, Ronda thinks that helps her to relate to the orphaned kittens that spend anywhere from one week to several months with her and her husband, Patrick.
“When I first saw her at a Humane Society shelter in 2006, I noticed there was something very different about her compared to the other dogs,” Ronda tells PEOPLE. “She was sitting quietly and barely wagging her tail while the other dogs were jumping up and down and barking.”
“I wondered how she’d do around the cats I had at the time, so I took her into the shelter’s cattery to see what would happen, ” she adds, “and Zuca walked up to the cats and wagged her tail. Right then, I decided to adopt her.”
When she took Zuca home, the pit bull instantly became attached to Stout, one of the family’s two cats.
“For the next seven years, they didn’t leave each other’s side,” Ronda says. “They always shared their food with each other, and Stout would even go walking with us. When I had to put Stout down at age 17, Zuca tried to guard her when the vet came to our house. It was sad to see her become so depressed after her best buddy was gone.”
Today there is no sign of that unhappy time, with Zuca nurturing every boxful of kittens that Ronda brings home.
Although she is now 12 years old with a bionic knee, “she still loves to sleep with the kittens and is extremely patient, allowing them to jump all over her, even when they bite and scratch,” says Ronda.
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But Zuca’s favorite duty comes after every meal.
“She loves to clean up the kittens after they’ve eaten,” says Ronda, “especially when they’ve spilled milk and kitten food all over their paws. She’s become really good at giving them baths.”
Sun Mar 18 12:57:53 EDT 2018
The 40-year-old son of President Donald Trump flew to his father’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, to relax with his children. Trump Jr. and the former model, both 40, share five children together — sons Donald III, 9, Tristan, 6, and Spencer, 5, and daughters Kai, 10, and Chloe, 3.
On Sunday, Trump Jr. shared a video of his 3-year-old daughter practicing her swing at Trump International Golf Club.
“Chloe getting after it @trumpgolfpalmbeach,” he captioned the video.
“She’s going to be a great player one day… also as cute as it gets. ,” he added.
Hours earlier, Trump Jr. shared a rowdy video of his children wrestling on a golf course, when they were supposed to be playing a friendly game of soccer together.
“Hey guys, I thought were were playing soccer!” Trump Jr. can be heard saying in the background of the video. “You guys are animals! Animals!”
“Trump family soccer/wrestling. I’m not sure what happened but this degenerated very quickly. That said they’re getting a workout at the start of their Spring Break so I guess it could be worse. ” he captioned the video.
The couple announced their separation on Thursday after more than 12 years of marriage. The pair wed on Nov. 12, 2005, at Mar-a-Lago.
“After 12 years of marriage, we have decided to go our separate ways. We will always have tremendous respect for each other and our families,” Trump Jr. and Vanessa said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. “We have five beautiful children together and they remain our top priority. We ask for your privacy during this time.”
PEOPLE confirmed that Vanessa filed the documents late Thursday in Manhattan Supreme Court, according to court records. Page Six, who first reported the news, said she filed for an uncontested proceeding.
The filing came after a day of speculation that the couple was headed for divorce, according to an earlier Page Six report from Wednesday.
A source who sometimes socializes with the couple told PEOPLE just prior to the filling: “I heard for a while they have been living separate lives… Even before all this Trump presidency stuff started they weren’t good and their marriage was strained.”
But another source close to the Trump family told PEOPLE of the split, “This is surprising news. They always seemed very cute together, and were a really fun couple.”
Earlier in the weekend, Trump Jr. seemed in good spirits as he and daughter Kai smiled in a happy selfie, with the dad writing the pair was having a “date night.”
“Great father-daughter time,” he added.