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June 2, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
An Australian man fired from his job at a ferry-building company learned hours later that he had won the $4.5-million jackpot in a nationwide lottery. In a statement through Tattersall's lottery agency, the man--whose identity was not released--said he and 99 colleagues were to be laid off by Incat, a company that makes wave-piercing catamaran ferries.
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June 2, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
An Australian man fired from his job at a ferry-building company learned hours later that he had won the $4.5-million jackpot in a nationwide lottery. In a statement through Tattersall's lottery agency, the man--whose identity was not released--said he and 99 colleagues were to be laid off by Incat, a company that makes wave-piercing catamaran ferries.
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May 30, 1995 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ferdinand de Lesseps was an extraordinary chap, a 19th-Century French diplomat with charm and social grace but also a visionary whose heart burned with grand ideas. But it takes more than vision to turn un grand projet from idea to reality. Someone--somewhere--has got to pay for it. And that's where De Lesseps excelled. Some say his most important gift was the ability to raise big bucks.
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