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  • Sure wager is lottery exploitation of poor

    01/01/2003 6:04:38 AM PST · by rhema · 82 replies · 684+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 12/31/02 | Paul Campos
    <p>Last week's record Powerball prize generated a windfall of publicity for that multi-state lottery. Several cable news channels gave live coverage to the press conference announcing that one lucky ticket buyer had won a nine-figure jackpot, and in subsequent days the national media dedicated extensive coverage to the story.</p>
  • W.Va. Pastors Mull Over Powerball Funds (Possible Windfall From Powerball Winner's Fortune )

    12/28/2002 6:37:13 PM PST · by TLBSHOW · 12 replies · 294+ views
    ap ^ | 12/28/2002 | ap
    W.Va. Pastors Mull Over Powerball Funds Three West Virginia Pastors Prepare for Possible Windfall From Powerball Winner's Fortune CHARLESTON, W.Va. Dec. 28 — One of the Church of God's basic tenets is the tithe the donation of 10 percent of one's earnings to the parish. In Summers County, where the median income is $21,147, that doesn't necessarily add up to big bucks. Ten percent of $170 million, though that's another story. On Saturday, two days after Powerball mega-jackpot winner Andrew "Jack" Whittaker announced plans to donate $17 million to three pastors, two of the likely recipients said they're excited, and...
  • Record High [Lottery]W. V. contractor wins largest single lottery jackpot

    12/26/2002 12:53:41 PM PST · by Salvation · 91 replies · 995+ views
    West Virginia ^ | Gavin McCormick
    Click here for printable version of storyE-mail this article to a friend Record highWest Virginia contractor wins largest single lottery jackpotThursday December 26, 2002 By Gavin McCormickThe Associated Press A 55-year-old West Virginia water and sewer contractor has won the $314.9 million Powerball jackpot, the largest single lottery jackpot in history.Andrew Jackson Whittaker Jr. received a $10 million advance check from Gov. Bob Wise Thursday at a news conference. The balance of Whittaker's $314.9 million won't be presented for another two weeks.Whittaker said he originally thought he had lost the jackpot because the numbers came up wrong on the televised...

    12/25/2002 10:39:02 PM PST · by stlnative · 30 replies · 605+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/26/02
    One Ticket Wins $315 Million Lottery 24 minutes ago LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Somewhere in West Virginia, someone is about to celebrate a green Christmas. One winning ticket was sold in West Virginia for the nearly-$315 million Powerball lottery on Wednesday night, a spokesman for contest operator the Multi-State Lottery Association said. The winning numbers were 5, 14, 16, 29 and 53 and the "Powerball" was 7. The jackpot was the largest ever taken by a single winner, association spokesman Joe Mahony told Reuters. The Powerball is played in 23 states plus Washington D.C. and the Virgin Islands. Initially expected...
  • Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $314.9 Million

    12/25/2002 8:58:03 PM PST · by Lokibob · 9 replies · 359+ views
    Seattle P.I. ^ | Dec 25,2002 | MIRANDA LEITSINGER
     Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $314.9 MillionBy MIRANDA LEITSINGERASSOCIATED PRESS WRITERDES MOINES, Iowa -- An unexpected Christmas Day run on Powerball tickets pushed the already whopping $280 million jackpot to $314.9 million just before numbers were drawn, making it the multistate lottery's largest prize ever.The numbers drawn were 5-14-16-29-53 and the Powerball was 7. The prize would be the third-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.Whether any winning tickets were sold will not be announced until Thursday, said Joe Mahoney, a spokesman for the Multi-State Lottery Association.He said the jackpot grew after holiday sales were much higher than expected."We were always planning...
  • Powerball: It's all in the numbers

    12/22/2002 7:52:40 AM PST · by Lokibob · 11 replies · 324+ views
    star tribune ^ | Dec. 22, 2002 | Terry Collins
    <p>5-22-34-39-52 ... and 30, the powerball.</p> <p>That was the first thing -- and perhaps the only thing -- on the minds of many Powerball lottery players in the wake of Saturday night's drawing for an estimated $216.3 million prize.</p> <p>But early this morning, officials of the multi-state agency that runs Powerball said there was no winner of the jackpot, pushing the prize for the next drawing -- on Christmas night -- to an estimated $280 million.</p>
  • 'Powerball' incentive pondered for faltering Lotto

    07/24/2002 1:16:20 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 11 replies · 310+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | July 24, 2002 | By GEORGE KUEMPEL / The Dallas Morning News
    'Powerball' incentive pondered for faltering Lotto 07/24/2002 By GEORGE KUEMPEL / The Dallas Morning News AUSTIN - Lotto ticket sales are down and probably will remain flat unless changes are made, the Texas Lottery Commission was told Tuesday. Sales for the last 47 weeks were off 16.55 percent, while sales for all games combined were up nearly 4 percent, thanks largely to an 11.8 percent hike in instant ticket sales. Officials with Gtech Corp., the lottery operator, said revising the lotto game and adding a Powerball-like element would boost yearly sales by $168 million, to $733 million, by creating...