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N.J. casino loses more than $11M to two gamblers
Includes video report They say the house always wins. But for one Atlantic City casino, that doesn't seem to have been the case lately. In April, a blackjack player raked in $5.8 million at the Tropicana Casino and Resort. Then last week, a different man took home $5.3 million after his own amazing run of luck at the Tropicana. The Tropicana may have been the author of its own misfortune. It's deliberately put an emphasis on high-stakes games, under the theory that it'll come out a winn
Jun 9, 2011, 3:26 pm - Lottery News

$2M Michigan lottery winner defends use of food stamps
Includes video report A Michigan man who won $2 million in a state lottery game continues to collect food stamps 11 months after striking it rich. And there's nothing the state can do about it, at least for now. Leroy Fick, 59, of Auburn won $2 million in the state lottery TV show Make Me Rich! last June. But the state's Department of Human Services determined he was still eligible for food stamps, Fick's attorney, John Wilson of Midland, said Tuesday. Eligibility for food stamps is
May 18, 2011, 7:07 am - Lottery News

Financial advisor wins the lottery
Wins $9.1M jackpot three months after buying how to win book Includes video report A Webster City, Iowa, man today claimed a $9 million prize from Saturday night's Hot Lotto drawing, one of the biggest prizes ever awarded in the history of the Iowa Lottery. Larry Dawson, 58, and his wife, Kathy, were surrounded by their four grown children, their spouses and 10 grandchildren during a news conference at Iowa Lottery headquarters in Des Moines. I am a little guy, but I am a big dreame
May 10, 2011, 8:41 am - Lottery News

Millionaire janitor buys school new track
Includes video report The lunch hour is over and Evergreen High School custodian Tyrone Curry gets out his broom for a quick sweep up. I try to make sure it's spotless and it's ready for the kids, he said. After cleaning, he's off to his second passion: coaching the track and field team. I just like staying busy, Curry said with a laugh. But in reality, he doesn't have to work. He's a millionaire. I know my wife says, 'Oh, you don't really have to work' and I say, 'Yeah. I d
Apr 20, 2011, 9:21 am - Lottery News

Hard-luck Ohio couple tearful as they learn of lottery surprise
Includes video report Just when things look hopeless, sometimes an unexpected breakthrough happens. Just ask David and Beth Loomis of Columbus, Ohio. David Loomis lost his job last year, and his unemployment benefits were about to expire. But while Beth Loomis was walking their dog Tuesday morning, she found a dollar and thought, I guess this might be our lucky day, she said in an interview. She didn't know just how lucky it would be. Ohio Lottery officials had invited the couple
Apr 8, 2011, 9:09 am - Lottery News

NY Lottery contributed $2.6 billion to education
Includes video report By Todd Northrop With recent media attention focused on soaring Mega Millions sales, many people are curious how the lottery proceeds are divided and spent. WNYT in New York asked the New York Lottery, and contacted several local school districts, to follow the trail of money from players' pockets to textbooks and commissions. Last year lottery sales in New York State totaled more than $7.8 billion, of which $2.6 billion went to education funding. The $2.6 bi
Apr 4, 2011, 8:36 am - Lottery News

Lottery's biggest loser: Albany man passed on office pool that won $319M jackpot
Includes video report Man could have been 8th winner; decided not to play because he didn't feel lucky The group of seven lottery pool players that won last week's $319 million Mega Millions jackpot could have had an eighth member, but one unlucky man made a choice that cost him millions. The New York co-worker who regularly played in the office pool opted out on the night they had the winning ticket, according to an Albany, N.Y., deli owner who knows the winners. They asked him a c
Mar 31, 2011, 8:33 am - Lottery News

Texas lawmaker aims to bring video gaming to state
Includes video report Texas state senator Juan Chuy Hinojosa has filed legislation that would legalize video lottery games, a form of slot machine, in Texas. Senator Hinojosa believes Texas is facing a large deficit, and video gaming slot machines would add an extra boost to economy. We know by allowing slot machine at race tracks it will raise close to two billion dollars biennium , said Hinojosa. Along with the extra revenue, the Senator says the proposed legislation will bring jo
Mar 8, 2011, 6:09 pm - Lottery News

Disputed $50M lottery jackpot partially paid out
Includes video report A disputed $50 million lottery win is set to enter civil court as the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation pays out about $31 million of the prize to its 19 original claimants, leaving the remainder to be fought over in court. Nineteen employees of a Toronto-area Bell call centre originally claimed the $50 million Lotto Max prize from Dec. 31, only to have their claim disputed by several other people who said they should have been on the list, as well. For the pa
Feb 15, 2011, 2:38 pm - Lottery News

Retired firefighter is $122M Powerball lottery winner
Includes video report Stephen Kirwan, a retired 68-year-old Greene County, New York, resident, was introduced this morning as the $122 million winner of the Jan. 22 Powerball drawing. Kirwan, who came forward with his winning ticket on Monday. chose the lump-sum payment option instead of 30 payments spread out over 29 years, according to the state Lottery Division. That means his winnings will be reduced to $61.2 million. After taxes, the amount will be $40.4 million. Kirwan has lived i
Feb 11, 2011, 3:22 pm - Lottery News