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Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner: A Capitol Heights woman won $1 million from the D.C. lottery and says she plans to spend a chunk of her money buying gifts for sick children as part of her nonprofit work. +6

Football Turnover: The Washington football team could have three starting quarterbacks this season for the first time since 2002 if the team starts Colt McCoy Monday. -2

Oof: This could be the worst and most offensive Dear Prudence column in quite some time: A woman asks why poor kids keep coming to her fancy doorstop for free handouts on Halloween. Fortunately, Prudie replies with an appropriate allusion to pitchfork violence. -5

Weekend Weather: We have a nice weekend ahead of us, and after this week, we surely deserve it. +3

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 31  Today’s score: +2 Today’s Needle rating: 33