My husband participates in a casual office lottery pool. You know the set-up: a small group coughs up a couple of bucks each to buy a set number of tickets.
They won $100, once. Rather than divvy that up into what amounted to one beer each, the...
What do brain sculptures made of grass, handcrafted wooden radios and a “poultry slam” have in common? Hey, they’re all at the NCPR tumblr site. Check it out. Like those little numbered balls bouncing around in the lottery jar, you...
Dec 05, 2005 — A much-anticipated event in the Ottawa region sweetens the holiday season. The "Dream of a Lifetime" Lottery is a successful fundraiser for the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, nicknamed "CHEO". The prizes include cars, cruises and gift certificates. But what really captures the public's imagination is the grand prize package: A new luxury home - furnished. Plus moving and legal services, cash and merchandise, a new car, and free groceries, for a year. All together, worth about $1 million, U.S. And this pleasant fantasy is all the sweeter in Canada, where lottery winnings go untaxed. Lucy Martin stopped took the dream home tour with some of the hopeful participants: Go to full article
Feb 10, 2005 — A multi-page report in Sunday's Watertown Daily Times is making waves in Jefferson County. It details how a compulsive gambler stole millions of dollars from his supermodel step-daughter to pay for his addiction to Quick Draw lottery games. Sentencing of John Breen Jr. has been delayed while prosecutors attempt to tally exact how much money Breen stole. Meanwhile, the controversy has reached Watertown's mayor, Jeff Graham. Graham operates one of the bars where Breen played Quick Draw. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Apr 17, 2003 — The pastor of the Church of the Assumption in Redford became the second priest ever to win a million dollars from the New York state lottery. Reverend Frank Coryer bought the ?Win for Life? ticket on March 31st at a drug store near his home, and says he's already mapped out what to do with the money. Go to full article
Jan 30, 2002 — An anti-gambling coalition has filed a lawsuit challenging a bill passed by the legislature last fall that legalized several forms of gambling. From Albany, Karen Dewitt has more on the story. Go to full article
Aug 27, 2001 — New Yorkers might find it easier to play the Powerball multi-state lottery game. State lawmakers are considering letting the state join in the game. But not all legislators are happy about that. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article