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News stories tagged with "lottery"

Charity Lottery in Ottawa

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

Watertown Mayor Under Fire in Quick Draw Case

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

Redford Pastor Wins Big in State Lottery

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

Constitutionality of Gambling Law Challenged

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

Powerball Lottery and Native Casinos to Settle Budget Woes

New York state lawmakers passed bills that will greatly expand gambling in New York and finally settle the state budget. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

New York May Join Powerball Lottery

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

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