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Lottery win bad news for gas station employees
Store owner allegedly sold winning lottery ticket, fired staff to avoid sharing commission Selling the winning lottery ticket turned out to be unlucky for four employees at the gas station that sold the $25.5 million ticket Jan. 3. The employees, a former manager and three cashiers, allege that they were fired because the Wadsworth Mobil owner did not want to share the one percent commission he received for the winning ticket. I'm kind of sorry we sold the winning ticket only because i
Jan 29, 2009, 11:00 am - Lottery News

CEO: Bonuses in lottery business are necessary
In a year in which the state is cutting back on spending, freezing pay and laying off staffers, Georgia Lottery CEO Margaret DeFrancisco received a $150,000 bonus. In all, lottery staffers received about $2.5 million in bonuses this year. DeFrancisco said the incentives are necessary to keep the lottery which set sales records again this year competitive with other businesses in the market for top workers. The whole point is to attract and retain really talented people, DeFrancisco sai
Dec 29, 2008, 10:33 am - Lottery News

Lottery winner almost out of cash three years later
For fun, Keith Bryce and his wife, Elizabeth, play bingo on Tuesdays at a Knights of Columbus Hall, or watch movies on a mattress in the living room. It's a long way from the craps tables, flashing lights and plush presidential suites at the swank Las Vegas hotels of their honeymoon. Since Bryce won the Mega Millions lottery three years ago, he has clashed with family, spent close to $3 million and isn't far from the poorhouse a place he assumed he'd never visit again. In the first 30 d
Dec 10, 2008, 8:05 pm - Lottery News

Spending on others brings happiness
Money can buy happiness when it is spent on other people, scientists have discovered. Research in Canada and the US suggests happiness is not greatly affected by higher incomes or financial windfalls, it is significantly influenced by the amount people give away. The more money people donate to charity or the more they buy gifts for loved ones or friends, the more likely they are to feel better about themselves, a team led by Elizabeth Dunn, of the University of British Columbia in Vancou
Mar 26, 2008, 9:22 am - Lottery News

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