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Store clerks share lottery bonus
Larry Martin quietly laid a memo on the counter at Sav on Cigs on Thursday and walked away.Moments later, 12 employees at the convenience store learned they would get a piece of the $25,000 the store won for selling a winning Lotto South ticket. We were shocked, said clerk Mary Dailey. He gave us a memo and brought the checks out with the memo. He didn't say anything, then he left. The store had a long-standing policy that if it ever sold a winning ticket, it would share the prize with employe ...
May 28, 2004, 9:23 am - Lottery News forum

Spain's prince weds, wins lottery too
As if having a fairytale wedding was not enough luck for one day, Spain's Prince Felipe, 36, and new wife Princess Letizia, 31, hit the jackpot yesterday with a lottery ticket given to them as a wedding present, state radio reported.The happy couple who wed in a glittering ceremony attended by the world's royalty yesterday won 12,000 euros (about $20,000) on a ticket given to them by a Barcelona pensioner, National Spanish Radio said.The retired employee of state television where Letizia Ortiz w ...
May 24, 2004, 8:45 am - Lottery News forum

UK Lottery funds digital movie projection
The UK Film Council is to furnish some 150 cinemas across Britain with digital projectors in an effort to increase the viewership of independent films.The council has been awarded 19.25m ( 13m, US$23.14m) by the countrys national lottery to install the systems, which will dramatically reduce the cost of distribution of films, according to the BBC.Traditional film projectors require film prints, each of which cost around 1500 ( 1000, US$1800) per reel. Independent and foreign films often cannot ...
May 21, 2004, 10:41 am - Lottery News forum

Study: Brain Prefers Working for Cash
It's nicer when you actually earn it.Lottery winners, trust-fund babies and others who get their money without working for it do not get as much satisfaction from their cash as those who earn it, a study of the pleasure center in people's brains suggests.Emory University researchers measured brain activity in the striatum - the part of the brain associated with reward processing and pleasure - in two groups of volunteers. One group had to work to receive money while playing a simple computer gam ...
May 13, 2004, 1:21 pm - Lottery News forum

Australian Man Wins Lottery Three Times in One Night
For a Sydney grandfather, it was third time lucky and second time and first.The 60-year-old bought three tickets at three separate stores all with the same numbers for a Saturday night Lotto draw and was among 20 winning tickets for the top prize, lottery officials said Monday.The three tickets scooped a total of 494,326.44 Australian dollars (US$346,028). Had he only bought one ticket as he originally planned he only would have won A$183,083.86.The winner, whose identity was not released, bough ...
May 10, 2004, 10:29 am - Lottery News forum

Man bets all on roulette and wins
Now the subject of TV showA British man who sold all his possessions, including his clothes, stood in a rented tuxedo on Sunday surrounded by family and friends and bet everything on a single spin of the roulette wheel.He won't go home empty handed.Ashley Revell, a 32-year-old Londoner, sold all his possessions in March, took $135,300 to the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas, did some low stakes gambling and then placed everything he had left on Red. The wheel was spun, a crowd of supporters including h ...
Apr 12, 2004, 1:57 am - Lottery News forum

Man to bet all on Vegas roulette spin
A British man who has sold all his possessions, including his clothes, will stand in a rented tuxedo on Sunday and bet everything on a single spin of the roulette wheel.If he wins, he doubles his money. If he loses, he will be left with only the television crew documenting his every move.Ashley Revell, a 32-year-old Londoner, said he was worth about 75,000 pounds ($138,000) after he sold everything in March. I thought I was worth at least 100,000 pounds, he said in a telephone interview from La ...
Apr 9, 2004, 4:16 am - Lottery News forum

N.D. Lottery mistake leads callers to sex line
Lady luck , the symbol of North Dakota's new Powerball lottery, may be blushing a bit.It turns out a toll free number posted on lottery ticket terminals at nearly 400 sites statewide is incorrect.The 800 number is meant for retailers who have questions about the lottery. But it refers callers to another number. The second number is a sex talk line.State lottery spokeswoman Eileen Walsh says it was a misprint. The wrong prefix was used. Instead of an 800 prefix -- the number should have carried ...
Mar 19, 2004, 4:33 am - Lottery News forum

Eight win lottery thanks to fortune cookies
Eight people in Brazil won the lottery after getting the numbers from fortune cookies.The Caixa Economica Federal Bank launched an investigation because they were all from the same region.Eight of the 15 people who won the lottery in the north-east of Brazil told investigators they got the numbers from fortune cookies.The bank found out that the numbers had appeared in fortune cookies sold by the same company to more than 50 restaurants in the north-eastern states of Brazil.The lucky numbers wer ...
Feb 24, 2004, 5:54 am - Lottery News forum

You want the other Jack; he's got the millions
The other Jack Whittaker of West Virginia -- the one who wasn't arrested on drunken driving charges last weekend, whose money wasn't stolen outside a strip club and who definitely didn't win $113 million -- wishes the Jack Whittaker of lottery fame would behave.Not that Jack Whittaker of Princeton, W.Va., is one to pass judgment on anyone's personal life.It's just that every time the other Jack Whittaker gets into one of those embarrassing legal scrapes, the non-famous Jack Whittaker gets hit wi ...
Jan 30, 2004, 6:54 am - Lottery News forum