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Are Computerized Lottery Drawings Truly Random?
When the Powerball jackpot passes the point where greed justifies stupidity -- and, at $50 million, Saturday's drawing probably qualifies -- I've been known to hand the convenience-store clerk a $5 bill in exchange for a small slip of paper bearing five series of computer-selected numbers. Anything won that way, of course, would be the product of dumb luck. So when I don't win millions -- and I never have, or I wouldn't have to write this column -- I don't feel cheated. I've always been more ...
Jun 21, 2004, 7:28 am - Lottery News forum

Keeping the career despite millions? Well, at least do it right
You love your career and always said you'd stay on the job even if you won the lottery.Now that you won Friday's $121 million Mega Millions jackpot or today's $120 million Lotto Texas jackpot hypothetically, of course it's time to put your millions where your mouth is.But just because you're keeping your job, it doesn't mean you can't buy a few things to simplify your working life.A personal chef could take the pressure off of getting home in time from work to warm up the meatloaf for the family ...
Jun 16, 2004, 7:13 am - Lottery News forum

Playing Lottery 'not gambling'
Pick 6 and Jersey Cash 5 were among the topics highlighted at the Millville, NJ's chamber of commerce luncheon meeting on Tuesday.The luncheon's featured speaker was Jaimee Gilmartin, public information officer for the New Jersey Lottery.She described how the contest enjoyed by millions benefits the state.The state Lottery, Gilmartin said, has since its 1970 inception provided more than $13.1 billion to programs and institutions that directly serve New Jerseyans.In 2003, 36 percent of Lottery re ...
Jun 10, 2004, 7:31 am - Lottery News forum

Changes to Canada Lotto 6/49 now in effect
Changes to Canada's most popular lottery game since 1982 are now in effect.Lotto 6/49 buyers are now paying $2 per ticket, an increase of $1, first announced last November by the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation. The price hadn't increased since its inception 22 years ago, Don Pister, spokesman for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.The $2 tickets were first sold Sunday morning and the first draw will be held Wednesday night.The game is unchanged, except for an additional $5 prize for ...
Jun 1, 2004, 12:52 pm - Lottery News forum

Boycott launched to protest increase in Lotto 6/49 prices
At least one regular lottery player is betting he can challenge changes to Lotto 6/49 that take effect this weekend.John W. Sullivan has started an e-mail campaign urging people to abstain from playing the 6/49 to protest against ticket prices that are being doubled to $2 on Sunday. Our boycott will begin June 2, at which time nobody will purchase a 6/49 lottery ticket on that date, Sullivan, who describes himself as a Quebec resident, wrote in a recent electronic message forwarded to The Gazet ...
May 28, 2004, 9:28 am - Lottery News forum

Can you beat the odds to win the Powerball jackpot?
If you've played the Powerball drawings and lost, would you like to improve your odds of winning the multi-million dollar jackpot? The head of the University of Tennessee's math department explains whether it's possible to beat the odds.People say getting struck by lightning is a better bet than winning a lottery. But the National Association of States and Provincial Lotteries web site says that in 1996, 1,136 people won $1,000,000 or more playing lotteries in America. And 4,520 others won $100, ...
May 21, 2004, 7:49 am - Lottery News forum

Stolen lottery tickets land pair in jail
Two Kentucky men held winning lottery tickets, but it wasn't their lucky day.The men are accused of stealing more than $10,000 in lottery tickets and were arrested after trying to cash some of the winning ones, law enforcement officials said.Steven Mashburn, 27, of Garrison, and Glen Tackett, 24, of South Portsmouth, are charged with breaking into Busters Marathon in Garrison on Tuesday and stealing several rolls of scratch-off lottery tickets.A call placed later Tuesday from a store in South Sh ...
May 21, 2004, 7:28 am - Lottery News forum

Experts advise to take cash option
Finance 101 for lottery winners: Take the cash, advisers say. Annuities could be a bad bet.Say you win $110 million in the Pennsylvania Powerball drawing, as Steve and Kristine White did on May 8. Is it best to take the money in a lump sum or in an annuity over time?Some experts think the answer is clear: Go for the big bucks. Now.That could explain why the Whites are electing to take a check instead of a guaranteed annual payment of about $7 million, and why the state's three previous Powerball ...
May 20, 2004, 7:19 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. lottery unlikely for this term
Dont bet on buying a lottery ticket in North Carolina anytime soon.Gov. Mike Easley, who has advocated a lottery since before he took office in 2001, continues to push for a lottery. But even the primary supporter of a North Carolina lottery in the state House said it would not happen this year.The 2004 short session of the General Assembly is supposed to tackle the states budget and non-controversial issues, House Co-Speakers Richard Morgan, R-Moore, and Jim Black, D-Mecklenburg, have said.Its ...
May 17, 2004, 7:33 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