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Lottery Post member receives Distinguished Service Award
GoArmy earns highest-level civilian decoration for saving a woman and two children Two Sailors and one civilian received the Distinguished Service Award during a ceremony held in the Bop Hope Theater at Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar Oct. 2. For Lottery Post members, it is a special moment of pride, as one of their own earned the highest-level civilian distinction. Electronics Technician 1st Class (SW) Verlon Cox, who goes by the member name GoArmy at Lottery Post, Mineman 1st Cl
Oct 16, 2007, 3:18 pm - Lottery News

Bear draws lottery tickets
You can't teach an old dog new tricks, but an animal trainer from New Hampshire proves you can teach a bear just about anything. A trained bear at Clark's Trading Post has learned a new trick that will help raise money to care for animals. Trainers have taught the black bear, named Echo, to spin a drum and draw a raffle ticket out of it. The person whose ticket is drawn will win a teddy bear made from real bear hair. Maureen Clark said that she began training Echo about a week ago.
Oct 10, 2007, 11:40 pm - Lottery News

CBS publishes second hatchet job on lottery
News outfit intent on slamming lotteries CBS News, currently the lowest-rated broadcast network of the big three , today ran its second story in the past month attempting to dig dirt on lotteries in America. In its latest diatribe, CBS News alleges one of the oldest, most widely-spread lottery myths that lotteries prey on the poor and destitute. The problem is, the myth has been disproved time and again by long-term studies, using scientific means. (See Study proves lottery not '
Oct 8, 2007, 12:19 am - Lottery News

Lottery competition between two border states
A close look at the Georgia and Tennessee Lotteries University of Georgia demographer exemplifies general lack of understanding; buys into lottery myth: There aren't people in Brooks Brothers suits holding briefcases standing in line for tickets. Bob Kilgore lives in Jasper, Tenn., but he regularly buys lottery tickets in neighboring Georgia. I started playing the lottery in Georgia when it started (in 1993), and I've just kept buying most of my tickets in Georgia, Mr. Kilgore sai
Oct 5, 2007, 2:10 pm - Lottery News

Review: Vultures feast on desperate lottery winners
Money for Nothing is a glimpse into a seedy business few will ever encounter. Edward Ugel writes about the trade of preying on bottomed-out lottery winners, crazy for cash to meet their growing debts, waiting for their next annual annuity check to arrive from the state coffers. His tale is a colorfully written account by a self-proclaimed overweight, chain-smoking, Krispy Kreme doughnut-eating, fanatical gambler. For just shy of a decade starting in the late 1990s, Ugel says he worked i
Sep 24, 2007, 11:05 am - Lottery News

Record powerball lottery winner reflects on sad life
In his darkest moments, Jack Whittaker has sometimes wondered if winning the nearly $315 million Powerball game was really worth it. The jackpot that was the stuff of dreams turned into a nightmare: His wife left him and his drug-addicted granddaughter his protege and heir died. He endured constant requests for money. Almost five years later, Whittaker is left with things money can't cure: His daughter's cancer, a long list of indiscretions documented in newspapers and court records, a
Sep 14, 2007, 12:45 pm - Lottery News

Lotto fever isn't what it used to be
Sure, there was a buzz Tuesday. Sure, people dreamed. Sure, people blacked out their favorite numbers birthdays and anniversaries hoping for luck to strike. The chance to win a cool $250 million, though, didn't seem to draw the crazed stampede of wannabe Trumps that it has in the past. In 1984, a then-record $40 million jackpot in Illinois actually caused people to fly in from overseas to take a stab at it. For some, huge jackpots such as the one offered by the Mega Millions lottery in
Aug 30, 2007, 1:00 am - Lottery News

Lure of riches fuels lottery craze in China
Jackpot chasers steal millions in cash, only to spend them on tickets Two employees at a Chinese bank dream of getting rich quick. The only two with the keys to the vault, they steal a few thousand dollars to see whether anyone notices. No one does. So they take more. In the course of a month, they walk away with $6.6 million. Instead of running away with their mountains of cash, the two do something seemingly illogical. They buy lottery tickets. Since police arrested the pair this s
Aug 20, 2007, 6:22 am - Lottery News

Book imagines low-IQ man winning $12 million in Washington lottery
Seattle native Patricia Wood knows how winning a lottery can change a life. Her father won $6 million in 1993 in the Washington lottery. She also knows about the mentally disabled from having a former brother-in-law with Down syndrome, from working as a teacher and now as a Ph.D student at the University of Hawaii, focusing on education, disability and diversity. She has taken elements of those experiences to write her first novel, Lottery, about an Everett man, Perry Crandall, with an I
Aug 14, 2007, 11:18 am - Lottery News

Don't look at your lottery tickets while driving
A Michigan City man backed into a patrol car Tuesday afternoon because he was busy looking at recently purchased lottery tickets. La Porte County Sheriff's Deputy Derek Allen made a traffic stop in the area of Cleveland Road and U.S. 20 in Michigan City, following the vehicle into the Marathon station on U.S. 20 and parking behind an unoccupied black Subaru, according to a police report. While the officer was speaking to the driver, the owner of the black Subaru left the convenient store, go
May 22, 2007, 10:42 am - Lottery News