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January 30, 1994 | Associated Press
Police here are betting that they can make their town safer by trading lottery tickets for weapons. Anyone who turns a weapon over to police will receive one scratch ticket, potentially worth a few dollars, and one ticket for Powerball, the multistate lottery with million-dollar jackpots. A spokesman said any type of weapon would be accepted, including knives and brass knuckles. The exchange begins today. Civic groups will provide the lottery tickets.
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August 23, 1994 | From Associated Press
A man who walked out on his wife and three children 48 years ago agreed Monday to pay them less than $100,000 in child support and alimony from the $5.1-million lottery jackpot he won in March. Marie Hines, 73, of Newport, filed a claim in Family Court seeking retroactive child support and unspecified alimony after learning from a newspaper photograph that her ex-husband had won the jackpot. She and John Gonsalves, 71, of North Dartmouth, Mass.
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July 21, 1994 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marie Hines earned $7 per week in the years she was cleaning houses in order to support her three sons by John Gonsalves Jr. She gave $5 per week to her mother, with whom the family lived, and gave very little thought to the husband who had left her in 1946. Recently, a friend handed Hines a clipping from a newspaper in nearby New Bedford, Mass. The caption read "A Happy Man." The picture showed Gonsalves, now 71, beaming and making a thumbs-up sign because in March he became the winner of a $5.
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July 21, 1994 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marie Hines earned $7 per week in the years she was cleaning houses in order to support her three sons by John Gonsalves Jr. She gave $5 per week to her mother, with whom the family lived, and gave very little thought to the husband who had left her in 1946. Recently, a friend handed Hines a clipping from a newspaper in nearby New Bedford, Mass. The caption read "A Happy Man." The picture showed Gonsalves, now 71, beaming and making a thumbs-up sign because in March he became the winner of a $5.
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August 23, 1994 | From Associated Press
A man who walked out on his wife and three children 48 years ago agreed Monday to pay them less than $100,000 in child support and alimony from the $5.1-million lottery jackpot he won in March. Marie Hines, 73, of Newport, filed a claim in Family Court seeking retroactive child support and unspecified alimony after learning from a newspaper photograph that her ex-husband had won the jackpot. She and John Gonsalves, 71, of North Dartmouth, Mass.
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January 30, 1994 | Associated Press
Police here are betting that they can make their town safer by trading lottery tickets for weapons. Anyone who turns a weapon over to police will receive one scratch ticket, potentially worth a few dollars, and one ticket for Powerball, the multistate lottery with million-dollar jackpots. A spokesman said any type of weapon would be accepted, including knives and brass knuckles. The exchange begins today. Civic groups will provide the lottery tickets.
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