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  • EuroMillions £161m win claimed by Scottish couple

    07/17/2011 5:12:55 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 7 replies
    Colin and Chris Weir, a married couple from Largs in Ayrshire, have been named as the winners of the £161m jackpot in Europe's biggest lottery draw. The couple banked the entire EuroMillions jackpot – £161,653,000 – after several rollovers. They were unveiled as the winners on Friday at the Macdonald Inchyra hotel in Polmont, near Falkirk. The couple have been married for 30 years and have two children. Colin Weir, 64, who has worked as a TV cameraman and studio manager for 23 years, said: "When we first realised we had won, it felt like a dream. Everything went into...
  • $319M Mega winners keeping it thrifty

    07/05/2011 4:09:35 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 70 replies · 1+ views
    NY post ^ | July 5, 2011 | DOUGLAS MONTERO in Albany and BOB FREDERICKS
    The "Albany Seven" lottery winners have a taste for beer on a champagne-bottle budget. The seven state workers who split a mind-boggling $319 million Mega Millions jackpot in March are living as modestly as they did before they struck gold, refusing to go hog wild with their newfound fortune. Sure, they all quit their IT jobs with the state Homes and Community Renewal agency in Albany. But instead of blowing the $19 million that each banked after taxes on McMansions, Maseratis or vacation homes in Maui, the prudent penny pinchers have stayed put -- not even making the few inexpensive...
  • Lotto luck for NJ pol

    06/19/2011 4:14:42 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 18, 2011 | BILL SANDERSON
    A New Jersey congressman won $24,835.33 in the Garden State lottery. The prize was Rep. Frank Pallone's one-third share of a winning lotto ticket he shared with his father and brother, said spokesman Rich McGrath. The 12-term congressman had little choice in how he spent the cash. "He's got one child going off to college, and another two behind," said McGrath. "So the decision has been made for him."
  • $2M Michigan lottery winner defends use of food stamps

    05/18/2011 4:11:42 PM PDT · by Huskrrrr · 37 replies
    Detroit News ^ | May 18, 2011 | Ron French
    Those of us working twopart-time jobs to pay our mortgage AND support this slime ball are MAD AS HELL!Sorry if this was already posted. I'm mad!!!
  • Michigan Man Still Receives Food Stamps After Winning $2 Million Jackpot

    05/18/2011 12:21:40 PM PDT · by Justaham · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-18-11
    A Michigan man who won $2 million from a state lottery is reportedly still eligible to receive food stamps. Leroy Fick of Bay County, Mich., said in an interview with WNEM-TV that he still uses his bridge card at stores despite winning a jackpot on "Make Me Rich!" last June. "I even called them and asked about the bridge card and (the Department of Human Services) said you can go ahead and keep it if you want to," Fick reportedly told the station. Fick claims he paid more than half of his winnings in taxes -- leaving him about $850,000...
  • Law would make lottery winners pay back taxes, child support (Pennsylvania)

    04/28/2011 8:31:01 AM PDT · by Qbert · 13 replies · 1+ views
    WHPTV- CBS ^ | 4/14/2011 | Ryan Eldredge
    House Bill 520 passed the House with unanimous support this week. The legislation would allow the Commonwealth to intercept PA Lottery winnings from individuals who are delinquent in state taxes. [Snip] The legislation also takes money out of winnings for delinquent child support payments.
  • State Debt Alert! Beware Massive Borrowing Disguised As “Lottery Privatization”

    04/27/2011 7:19:43 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/26/2011 | Jack McHugh
    In the past few days, politicians in the Republican-controlled Michigan Legislature have begun murmuring about “lottery privatization.” Don’t be misled, however – this has nothing to do with saving money by contracting out operation of the Michigan lottery to a private company. The fact that the talk is coming from appropriations committee members angsting over spending cuts is suggestive of what’s really being contemplated: Debt. Hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars of new borrowing that future Michigan taxpayers will have to repay. The borrowing would be done by pledging to lenders some or all of the lottery revenue...
  • Political Raffle Follow-up [Implies "Dinner with Barack" fundraisers broke Federal law]

    04/22/2011 10:52:58 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 9 replies
    Center for Competitive Politics ^ | July 24, 2008 | Center for Competitive Politics (quoting AFSCME counsel Jessica Robinson)
    After posting yesterday about the perils of using raffles as campaign fundraisers in Florida, I was contacted by Jessica Robinson - associate general counsel at AFSCME (and perhaps the nation's foremost expert on raffle laws) - who offered more insight into the legalities of raffles. It is legally impossible to conduct a nationwide raffle, whether the funds are being used for political purposes or not. This, of course, is of great importance, because running an interstate gambling operation that does not comply with the laws in each state in which it is being conducted subjects you to both criminal and...
  • Woman finds forgotten $189K lottery ticket

    04/08/2011 7:09:06 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 6 replies
    upi ^ | April 7, 2011
    FAIRBURN, Ga.- A Georgia woman said she found a forgotten lottery ticket while cleaning out her purse and discovered it is worth $189,302. Rhonda Williams, 55, of Fairburn said she found the Quik Pik Fantasy 5 ticket while cleaning out her purse during the weekend and went online to find the results of the Jan. 17 drawing, WSB-TV, Atlanta, reported Thursday. Williams said she was shocked to find she had matched all five numbers, 18-25-28-29-35. "I'm still shocked but very grateful," she said. Williams said she plans to use her winnings to pay off her bills and possibly take a...
  • Connecticut's "Danbury 11" Day Laborers Receive $650,000 Record Settlement

    03/11/2011 11:53:08 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | March 10, 2011 | Fox News Latino
    Both sides are claiming victory in the $650,000 settlement of a lawsuit brought by a group of day laborers who charged their September 2006 arrests in Danbury, Conn. were unlawful and based on racial profiling. According to Yale Law School’s Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic, which helped represent the men pro bono and issued a press release about the settlement, “This is the largest monetary settlement ever paid out to day laborers by any municipality in the country.” “I have no idea what the basis for that assertion is,” said Dan Casagrande, the lead trial counsel representing the city...
  • Woman sues over lottery numbers miscue

    02/27/2011 7:40:06 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 47 replies
    upi ^ | Feb. 26, 2011
    NEWARK, N.J., A New Jersey woman says a New York City television station caused her thousands of dollars in emotional damage when it broadcast the wrong lottery numbers. In a lawsuit against WABC-TV and its parent companies, American Broadcasting Co. and Walt Disney, Rakel Daniele of Fort Lee said she believed she was $250,000 richer and was "severely damaged" upon learning that was not true, The Record of Hackensack reported Saturday. The suit, originally filed in New Jersey Superior Court, was transferred to federal court last week. In legal papers, Daniele said WABC compounded the wrong by broadcasting the same...
  • One U.S. Code for Patrick Patte, Another for Barack Obama

    02/26/2011 11:41:37 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 14 replies
    IsraPundit ^ | 2/26/2011 | Bill Levinson
    Internet gambling is illegal unless you are running for PresidentPatte Avoids Prison Time reports, Patte, 72, owner of Patte’s Sports Bar and Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Court Judge A. Richard Caputo to three years probation, with the first six months on home confinement with electronic monitoring, and a $21,000 fine. ...Patte and two other men, Christopher Marion, 33, and Mark Fino, 53, were charged in February 2010 with operating an Internet-based betting ring, Prosecutors said bettors made wagers through the website, then paid their losses or collected their winnings at the popular bar on...
  • Mystery surrounds Idaho winner of $190 million

    01/22/2011 3:36:07 PM PST · by Racehorse · 10 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Google News ^ | 22 January 2011`
    Holly Lahti burst into the spotlight a week ago in a feel-good story about a single mother who won a $190 million Mega Millions jackpot. Then came the mugshot: a thin young woman with disheveled brown hair, sporting a black eye and cuts and bruises on her face and neck. It turned out she was separated from a man who court records indicated had abused her, and now has a possible claim to some of the money through a quirk in Idaho law. Lahti, 29, went underground with her two daughters immediately after learning she had won half of a...
  • Mega Millions Winner: Jim McCullar of Washington [Glenn Beck Viewer-"You going to bleep this out?"]

    01/06/2011 4:29:53 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Jim and Carolyn McCullar Were 'Shaking' And 'Crying' When They Won Jim McCullar kissed his wife, Carolyn, as he claimed his $190 million share of the Mega Millions lottery, part of the second-largest jackpot in the history of the U.S. lottery. More Video Watch: Mega Millions Winner Comes Forward Watch: 2 Tickets Split Mega Millions Jackpot Watch: A Dollar and a Dream"I think $190 million is pretty good for this little, old Mississippi boy," Jim McCullar said. "People have been good to me all my life. It's called pay it forward." MCuller, 68, and his wife live in Ephrata, Wash.,...
  • 'Lost' Numbers PAY OFF in Mega Millions Lottery

    01/05/2011 7:39:16 AM PST · by speciallybland · 17 replies
    TMZ ^ | 01/05/2011
    Finally, a purpose for those damn "Lost" numbers -- because if you played the same cursed digits that Hurley used on the show ... you could have walked away with $150 in last night's Mega Millions lottery. Of course, Hurley's numbers were 4,8,15,16,23 and 42. The Mega Millions numbers were 4,8,15,25 and 47 ... with 42 being the Mega Ball number. Last night's jackpot was $355 million. Hurley only won $114 million. Two people reportedly picked the winning numbers. Hopefully, they won't book air travel to Australia in the near future ... they could end up on a TV show...
  • Florida Lottery Winners Exclude Co-Worker

    12/28/2010 6:19:01 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 48 replies · 3+ views
    ABC News ^ | 12/27/10 | OLIVIA KATRANDJIAN
    Jeanette French wasn't at the Golf Shop the day her co-workers hit the jackpot, winning $16 million in the Florida lottery. For nine years, French, 72, has been part of the group of employees at the Villages' Hacienda Hills Country Club that pools money each week to buy lottery tickets, each putting in a dollar. In the past, when group members were unavailable to put their dollar in the pot, a fellow member would spot them, her lawyer, Tom Culmo, told ABC News. Culmo said that was the case with his client. "She had communication with one of the other...
  • email from VEA Teacher's union on Lottery spending for education

    12/03/2010 6:44:01 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies
    I am asked about the Virginia Lottery money at virtually every public meeting I attend. The public perception is that education should be in no trouble because we are showered with lottery funds. Check out this news story on TV3 in Hampton Roads:,0,6190448.story To put the lottery proceeds for education on perspective, State General Fund Aid to Education in FY 2012 will be $4.9 billion. The lottery proceeds for education in that year will be $435.2 million. This money is not “bonus money” for our schools. It is used to fund ongoing programs, so the lottery is, in effect,...
  • Man Threatened Over Winning Lottery Ticket

    12/01/2010 11:30:13 AM PST · by a real Sheila · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Macon Telegraph ^ | 12/1/10 | BECKY PURSER
    WARNER ROBINS -- A Bonaire man is accused of threatening a Warner Robins man and his family over $750,000 in winnings from a lottery ticket the man claims belongs to him and not the winner. Jose Antonio Cua-Toc, 25, was arrested Saturday by Warner Robins police and charged with terroristic threats, according to a police report and Houston County jail records. Cua-Toc is accused of repeatedly calling Erick and Sonia Cervantes and threatening “to kill each of them and their children if they did not give him some of the lottery winnings that they had recently won,” the police report...
  • Winning PowerBall ticket purchased adult book store?

    11/07/2010 9:04:03 PM PST · by RckyRaCoCo · 10 replies
    Gives a whole new meaning to the word Powerball.
  • Nicest Canadian Couple in World Dole Out Lottery Winnings (Elderly Couple Have Each Other)

    11/04/2010 2:40:09 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/4/2010 | Yahoo News
    A retired Canadian couple who won $11.3 million in the lottery in July have already given it (almost) all away. "What you've never had, you never miss," 78-year-old Violet Large explained to a local reporter. She was undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer when the couple realized they'd won the jackpot in July. "That money that we won was nothing," her tearful husband, Allen, told Patricia Brooks Arenburg of the Nova Scotia Chronicle Herald. "We have each other." [Rewind: Lottery winner hits jackpot...four times] The money was a "headache," they told the paper--mainly, it brought anxiety over the prospect that...
  • Man's Shredded $14.5 Million Lotto Ticket Claim a Hoax

    10/05/2010 5:25:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Tue, Oct 5, 2010 | TODD WRIGHT
    Florida man claims he only has a shred of evidence that he won the lotteryA Florida man's story to get his hands on $14.5 million in lottery winnings has been shredded. Chris Gooden, 31, had claimed that he put a winning lottery ticket in the shredder by mistake last month and that he literally only had shreds of evidence that he was the true winner of the Sept. 22 Florida Lottery drawing. The story seemed like a tragedy until the real winner, a 70-year-old retiree, came forward with the winning ticket. Jean Land turned in her ticket to get her...
  • Lottery Winner Toth Goes From Rags to Riches to Rags

    09/25/2010 8:54:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 82 replies · 1+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | September 24, 2010 | KEITH MORELLI
    From a ruined family life to a $13 million Florida Lottery jackpot to abject poverty and ultimately federal prison, Rhoda Toth's life has more chapters than "War and Peace." The final chapter, she said this week, fresh out of a halfway house and now on her own, is a long way off. She's hoping for a Disney ending. Her Lotto saga began on a rainy night in May 1990 when she was sitting around with her second husband, Alex. They had $27.20 to their name, but he decided to drive to the Circle K on Trouble Creek Road in New...
  • Rikers guard wins $54 million lottery jackpot

    09/24/2010 4:41:11 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    She's been homeless, bankrupt, a robbery victim and assaulted on the job -- but radiant Rikers Island guard Garina Fearon now has 54 million glorious reasons to start living la dolce vita. The 34-year-old single mom from East New York, Brooklyn, who has endured a lifetime of hardship and poverty, told The Post she's the mystery winner of last Friday's Mega Millions drawing. "I wanted a better life. I was struggling as a single parent," a beaming Fearon said yesterday. "I've really come back from nothing." She never imagined such joy was possible when she was down to her last...
  • Lotto clerk, store owner's son, says missing $14M winner an 'accident'

    09/19/2010 1:06:45 PM PDT · by Inappropriate Laughter · 22 replies · 1+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, September 19th 2010 | Ben Chapman and Tina Moore DAILY NEWS WRITERS
    Clerk Salem Al Saidi, of the Dynasty Deli and Grocery in Jamaica, told investigators that the missing Lotto ticket was an accident. Lanzilote for News The deli clerk who tried to swindle a grandfather out of a $14 million lottery ticket was the shopowner's son - and he claims it was all a mistake, a source familiar with the case said Saturday. "'It was just an accident! It was just an accident!'" clerk Salem Al Saidi, 18, told investigators, according to the source. Milledge McCassell, 72, handed his ticket to the clerk Aug. 25 after a self-scan machine at the...
  • Man finally collects Lotto prize deli clerk allegedly tried to swipe

    09/18/2010 2:13:33 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    On Aug. 25, McCassell visited the Ideal Stop, Dairy and Grill in Laurelton, where the ex-signalman paid $2 to buy four randomly generated “Quick Pick” Lotto tickets for that night’s drawing. ‘He’s our best customer,” said store owner Hussein Mused. “He’s always in here buying breakfast. He likes to buy the $1 and $2 Lotto.” The next day — unaware that six numbers on one of his tickets had hit for the $14 million first-prize jackpot — McCassell went to another lottery vendor, Dynasty Deli and Grocery on Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica. There, McCassell himself checked the tickets on an...
  • 'Big Winner' collects Lotto prize after alleged clerk caper foiled [ Clerks do lie ]

    09/17/2010 11:33:21 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Sept 17 2010 | MSNBC
    NEW YORK — A retired New York transit worker is a big winner, but it took some detective work to find out just how big. $14 million, it turns out. The New York Lottery on Friday revealed the tale of Milledge McCassell, 72, of Laurelton, in hope of delivering a moral to the story. McCassell on Aug. 26 took unsigned tickets he bought a day earlier to the Dynasty Deli and Grocery in Jamaica, Queens, to check for possible prizes. He checked them himself on a store scanner, which for one ticket flashed "Big Winner." “I knew it was a...
  • Man Torches Self After ‘Burning’ Lottery Win

    08/08/2010 7:38:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies · 1+ views
    The Star ^ | Monday August 9, 2010
    A VEGETABLE farmer who lived a life of luxury after winning almost RM1mil in a lottery five years ago torched himself when his “pot of gold” became empty. The 63-year-old from Serian, Sarawak, known only as Khoo, was reported to have dug a “grave” at the back of his house before splashing petrol on his body and lighting it, reported Berita Minggu. The man had won more than RM750,000 five years ago and then reportedly spent up to RM1,800 on a single bet over the years, hoping to strike it big again, the weekly said. Serian OCPD Deputy Supt Jamali...
  • 4-time Texas lotto winner rich with money, mystery

    07/13/2010 4:20:08 PM PDT · by PilotDave · 17 replies
    AP ^ | 13 July 2010 | staff
    BISHOP, Texas — The odds that Joan Ginther would hit four Texas Lottery jackpots for a combined nearly $21 million are astronomical. Mathematicians say the chances are as slim as 1 in 18 septillion — that's 18 and 24 zeros. Just as unlikely? Getting to know one of the luckiest women in the world. "She wants her privacy," friend Cris Carmona said. On a $50 scratch-off ticket bought in this rural farming community, Ginther won $10 million last month in her biggest windfall yet. But it was the fourth winning ticket in Texas for the 63-year-old former college professor since...
  • Lady Wins Fourth Lottery: What Are the Odds?

    07/07/2010 2:48:46 AM PDT · by mattstat · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Nobody can scratch better than Las Vegas resident Joan Ginther, who has just scrapped that little gray fuzz off of her fourth winning lottery ticket. Her fourth win! The two questions on everybody’s mind are: How do I hit Ginther up for a loan? and How do I work her magic? I don’t have a sure answer for the first, other than to say that, she being female, flattery rarely fails; but I can tell you all about the chances of duplicating her performance. First, her achievements, according to the (as it is sometimes miscalled) Corpus Crispi Caller and Yahoo...
  • The Lottery Winner Who Saw Fortune’s Smile As A Chance To Do Good…

    06/30/2010 6:09:57 PM PDT · by sussex · 1 replies · 2+ views
    The Aged ^ | 01/07/10 | the Aged P
    So sad he died so young. But then I guess a man like Paul Bristow would see things from a different angle – thinking he was incredibly lucky to be able to use his good fortune to help others. Thank God for people like Paul and Thea Bristow…
  • Woman sues after 'winning' $500,000 scratch-off ticket is called misprint (Floriduh)

    05/23/2010 11:50:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies · 2,390+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 5/20/10 | Anika Myers Palm
    Woman sues after 'winning' $500,000 scratch-off ticket is called misprintBy Anika Myers Palm, Orlando Sentinel May 20, 2010 An Ocala woman wants a jury to decide if the Florida Lottery was wrong to dismiss her winning ticket as a misprint. Ann Marie Curcio claims the Lottery is in breach of its contract with buyers because it will not pay $500,000 she says she is owed for her winning Gold Rush ticket. "We don't believe that there is a sufficient excuse for the Lottery not to pay it. . . . There are no disclaimers on the ticket," said Larry Walters,...
  • Bill Clinton offers himself as lottery prize to pay off Hillary’s debts

    05/13/2010 10:30:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies · 624+ views
    London Times ^ | May 13, 2010 | Tim Reid
    There are many ways to pay off campaign debts — cajoling phone calls, begging letters — but Bill Clinton believes that he has come up with a better method to wipe out the financial obligations outstanding from his wife’s failed presidential bid. He is raffling himself. In an e-mail sent to millions of people who supported Hillary Clinton’s White House campaign, the former President asks: “How would you like the chance to come up to New York and spend the day with me?” For those who would like the One-Day-With-Bill prize, an online donation of as little as $5 (£3)...
  • "Booby Prize" CARTOON featuring Bill Clinton, as he auctions himself off to pay Hillary's debts...

    05/13/2010 3:06:27 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 20 replies · 822+ views
    Bill Clinton offers himself as lottery prize to pay off Hillary's debts...(Times UK)... in an email sent to millions of people who supported Hillary Clinton's White House campaign, the former President asks: "How would you like the chance to come up to New York and spend the day with me?"...
  • The family that gambles together stays together, in court

    05/12/2010 12:00:54 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 4 replies · 343+ views
    Journal Gazette ^ | May 12, 2010
    The family that gambles together stays together, in court NEW HAVEN, Conn. – An 87-year-old Connecticut woman doesn't have to split her share of a $500,000 lottery jackpot with the 84-year-old sister she hasn't spoken to since they began fighting over the windfall in 2005, a judge ruled Wednesday. Rose Bakaysa and Theresa Sokaitis stopped speaking shortly after Bakaysa refused to give Sokaitis any winnings from the Powerball jackpot, split by Bakaysa and their brother, Joseph Troy Sr. A judge ruled Wednesday that Bakaysa can keep her share. "There is something in this tragedy that touches most people," New Britain...
  • Siblings each score lottery jackpots two years apart (at the same NY gas station)

    05/07/2010 5:41:04 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies · 547+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 6, 2010 | SELIM ALGAR and TODD VENEZIA
    Some folks have all the luck. Just two years after her wealthy businessman brother won $1 million a year for life in the lottery, Manhattan party planner Cindy Altunis has scored a $1 million jackpot -- with a ticket bought at the same gas station where her brother got his. In fact, the family's luck extends to the Long Island gas station -- a clerk there won $1 million after selling the ticket to Altunis' brother. "My mother is a good-luck charm here," Altunis, 32, said at a lottery press conference yesterday. "She's the common denominator." Altunis bought her $500,000,000...
  • Jury awards Henderson couple $500 million in hepatitis trial

    05/07/2010 4:04:49 PM PDT · by redreno · 21 replies · 800+ views
    Las Vegas Review ^ | May. 07, 2010 | BRIAN HAYNES
    A jury on Friday awarded a Henderson couple $500 million in punitive damages in the first civil trial related to Southern Nevada's hepatitis outbreak. Lawyers for Henry and Lorraine Chanin had suggested damages of more than $1 billion against Teva Parenteral Medicine and Baxter Healthcare Services.
  • NBC employee among winners of $266-million California lottery

    05/05/2010 9:37:00 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 14 replies · 525+ views
    An employee for NBC is one of the holders of a $266-million lottery ticket purchased in Pico Rivera, according to KNBC News. "One of the owners of the winning ticket works at NBCLA. The owners of the winning ticket said they're not ready to come forward, yet, and asked not to be identified," the station said on its website. *snip* The Mega Millions ticket matching all six numbers was purchased at L&L Hawaiian Barbecue on Washington Boulevard. The winner has not come forward.
  • Did “Dinner with Barack” violate the Federal Wire Wager Act? (Impeachable if proven)

    05/03/2010 8:35:40 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 16 replies · 941+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 5/3/10 | Bill Levinson
    Impeach Obama under U.S. Code Title 31 5362, “Unlawful Internet Gambling” shows that the Obama campaign ran what could qualify as lotteries, and therefore illegal Internet gambling, to raise money. Barack Obama signed his name to one such solicitation and also stated openly that the promotion cheated some of the entrants (by announcing a winner prior to the entry deadline). This activity may also have been illegal under U.S. Code, Title 18 1084, "Transmission of wagering information; penalties," also known as the Federal Wire Wager Act. Whoever being engaged in the business of betting or wagering knowingly uses a wire...
  • Impeach Obama under U.S. Code Title 31 5362, "Unlawful Internet Gambling"

    04/29/2010 5:57:41 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 13 replies · 527+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 4/29/10 | Bill Levinson
    The President of the United States can be impeached and removed from office for a "high crime or misdemeanor" committed prior to or during his tenure. Internet gambling, specifically the "Dinner with Barack" promotions in which donors of $5 or more had a chance to win an expenses-paid trip to have dinner with Barack Obama, seems to qualify as a violation of U.S. Code Title 31 Subchapter IV, "Prohibition on funding of unlawful Internet gambling." The term “unlawful Internet gambling” means to place, receive, or otherwise knowingly transmit a bet or wager by any means which involves the use, at...
  • Don't Waste Time on the "Birther" Distraction; Impeach Obama for Illegal Internet Gambling

    04/25/2010 12:59:04 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 28 replies · 1,385+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 4/25/10 | Bill Levinson
    Illegal Internet gambling in violation of U.S. Code Title 31, 5362 is a "high crime or misdemeanor" The "birther" issue is a senseless and unwinnable battle that squanders time and resources, a fraction of which could easily result in Obama's removal from office for very real, proven, and documented reasons as shown below. In other words, it would make excellent sense for Barack Obama and his followers to start this rumor themselves to divert attention and efforts from very real and easily exploitable vulnerabilities. As stated by Sun Tzu's Art of War, the best way to win is to defend...
  • Man threw away $153,000 lottery ticket

    04/24/2010 12:55:19 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies · 1,149+ views
    upi ^ | April 23, 2010
    SHEFFIELD, England,- A British postal worker said his marriage ended and he has become a laughing stock at work because he threw away a $153,000 scratch-off lottery ticket. Cemal Celikkanat, 38, a driver for the Royal Mail, said he thought the dollar amounts on the scratch-off card he purchased at Charnock News and Booze in Sheffield had to be in a row to win, but the card pays out for any three-of-a-kind dollar amounts, the Sheffield Telegraph reported Friday. "When I found out I felt dizzy and dropped to my knees -- it was like being hit over the head....
  • Store clerk is winner of $258.5M Powerball lottery jackpot (CAPTION?)

    04/23/2010 5:12:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 76 replies · 2,214+ views
    Lottery Post ^ | 4/23/10
    Store clerk is winner of $258.5M Powerball lottery jackpotApr. 23, 2010, 7:56 a.m. The winning ticket for the biggest jackpot in Missouri history was sold at a convenience store in Marshall, and a store official said Thursday that the winner is a clerk who works at the store. Lottery officials announced Thursday that a Powerball ticket purchased at the city's Break Time convenience store hit all six numbers in Wednesday night's drawing. The $258.5 million jackpot is the biggest ever won in Missouri, and the 10th-biggest Powerball jackpot ever. Although the Lottery is waiting to verify the ticket before announcing...
  • Missouri man wins $258.5 million jackpot

    04/22/2010 6:44:19 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 31 replies · 1,139+ views
    upi ^ | April 22, 2010
    MARSHALL, Mo.,- A Missouri convenience store cashier is the United States' newest mega-millionaire, claiming a $258.5 million lottery jackpot Thursday. Christopher Shaw, 29, of Marshall said he rarely buys lottery tickets and wasn't feeling particularly lucky when he plunked down a few bucks after finishing his shift Wednesday night. "I thought somebody is going to win; there are too many people buying tickets," Shaw said. It turned out "somebody" was him. His numbers -- 11, 34, 41, 49, 55 and a Powerball of 20 -- made him the winner. The Powerball jackpot is the biggest in the 24-year history of...
  • Pa. lottery pays $7.77 million after 7-7-7-7 hits

    04/02/2010 12:40:22 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 18 replies · 570+ views
    Assoc. Press ^ | 04/02/2010
    PHILADELPHIA - The Pennsylvania Lottery proved to be seventh heaven for thousands of lottery players this week. The lottery paid out a total of $7.77 million after the number 7-7-7-7 came up in the Big 4 drawing Wednesday.
  • Did Obama Break the Law with Illegal Internet Gambling?

    03/30/2010 12:28:17 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 2 replies · 778+ views
    Israpundit ^ | 3/30/10 | Bill Levinson
    Does Eric Holder have one set of laws for Barack Obama and another for everybody else?The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader recently reported that the owner of Patte's Sports Bar has been accused of conspiracy to operate an online sports betting ring. Two (alleged) wrongs do not make a right, but this leads us to question whether Eric Holder's Justice Department has one set of laws for small business owners like Patte and another for Chicago politicians like Barack Obama. As shown below, the Obama campaign also conducted gambling (specifically a lottery consisting of mandatory payment of consideration, element of chance, and...
  • The Moral Superiority of The Lottery?

    02/13/2010 3:33:17 PM PST · by Shout Bits · 6 replies · 216+ views
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 02/13/2010 | Shout Bits
    When politicians want more money, they rarely ask honestly. V.P. Biden called paying extra taxes a “patriotic duty.” Colorado passed a multi-billion dollar tax increase, Referendum C, by calling it the “Economic Recovery Act.” Sen. R. Dole and Pres. Reagan passed the “Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982.” Lotteries, a tax on stupidity, are no different. Colorado’s lottery features a green mountain in its logo and its profits are earmarked for parks and open spaces. Politicians know that a ‘union handout’ tax or a ‘bureaucrat bonus fund’ lottery would not hold up. Politicians hope that voters will forget...
  • Abraham Shakespeare's Sad Ending

    02/09/2010 2:30:28 PM PST · by murdoog · 6 replies · 404+ views ^ | February 7,2010 | Lonnie Brown
    The Sam 'n' Ella Cafe's early crowd hadn't arrived, but the Coffee Guzzlers Club members were into their second round of refills. Nevermore, the club's pet raven and mascot, was perched on the back of a vacant chair, ready with his morning pronouncement. Quoth the Raven: "Who would have thought that a man named Shakespeare would have won the lottery - and it resulted in a tale worthy of the Bard of Avon himself?" Even those who cursorily followed the story of Abraham Shakespeare winning the lottery, winning a court battle over possession of the ticket (another man claimed Shakespeare...
  • Dan Proft for IL Governor Should Release Tax Records for Last Ten Years

    01/15/2010 8:15:10 AM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 4 replies · 268+ views ^ | January 15, 2010 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    In 2002, I lived in Crestwood, Illinois. I came to know Dan Proft when he was working on the campaign of then-state Senator Patrick O'Malley who was seeking the Illinois Republican Party's gubernatorial nomination. O'Malley represented the district where I lived at that time. After O'Malley lost the GOP gubernatorial primary race to then-Attorney General Jim Ryan, Proft joined Blue Island Mayor Don Peloquin in an attempt to bring a casino to southwest Cook County. Eight southwest Cook County suburbs were vying for the only license which was available at the time. Proft and Peloquin wanted to bring the casino...
  • County Officials Try To Keep Mega Millions Couple From Collecting (Owe $1M on homeless shelter scam)

    01/09/2010 1:04:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies · 1,195+ views
    WPIX ^ | 1/06/10 | STEPHANIE BARISH
    County Officials Try To Keep Mega Millions Couple From CollectingBy STEPHANIE BARISH 4:51 PM EST, January 6, 2010 NEW YORK (WPIX) - A Suffolk County couple may have to wait a little while longer before cashing their $162-million check they won in last week's Mega Millions jackpot. Richard and Mary Morrison, of Miller Place, allegedly owe the county $950,000. As a result, county officials are seeking a court order to stop the couple from collecting their prize. According to reports, the money stems from a judgment made in 2000 against a homeless shelter the Morrison's ran for the county...
  • Is there really a God who can heal or cure people?

    01/09/2010 8:06:11 AM PST · by RGirard · 41 replies · 1,052+ views ^ | Jan. 09, 2010 | Réne Girard
    ... Is there a God who can bring the rain, heal or cure people, or make those little white lotto balls fall into just the right place for you? If you don't believe in God, or any gods, then the answer would be a resounding "No!" because God doesn't exist so expecting a non-existant entity to do anything for you is simply a waste of time. If you do believe in God, or multiple gods, then the answer would be a definite "Yes!" because either you have heard stories or had a personal experience which caused you to believe. ......