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March 28, 2000 | RANDY HARVEY
Thomas Henderson went to Nau's Enfield Drugs in Austin, Texas, shelled out $100 for lottery tickets--as he often does when the payoff catches his attention--and didn't give it another second's thought until he received a call last Wednesday night. It was a relative, telling him that the winning ticket had come from Nau's. A hopeful Henderson checked the numbers on his tickets against the winning ones and discovered that he had it. He was $28 million richer.
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March 28, 2000 | RANDY HARVEY
Thomas Henderson went to Nau's Enfield Drugs in Austin, Texas, shelled out $100 for lottery tickets--as he often does when the payoff catches his attention--and didn't give it another second's thought until he received a call last Wednesday night. It was a relative, telling him that the winning ticket had come from Nau's. A hopeful Henderson checked the numbers on his tickets against the winning ones and discovered that he had it. He was $28 million richer.
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November 30, 1996 | Associated Press
Thanksgiving was great, and Christmas will be even better, for 43 people in this tiny town who won a $50-million lottery jackpot. Peggy Dickson, a bookkeeper at the Terry Cotton Gin and organizer of the pool, was first to find out about the win Wednesday night. She called everyone who had pitched in $10 each to buy tickets. "They just couldn't believe it. Some of them kept calling me back to verify," Dickson said.
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March 25, 2000 | From Associated Press
Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson, who wrecked his NFL career with his drug use and bottomed out in prison, has had a colossal change of fortune. He hit a $28-million lottery jackpot. "I'm the winner," Henderson said from his Austin home Friday after the ticket received preliminary validation from the Texas lottery. "I always knew I was going to win it." The former Dallas Cowboy linebacker said he is financially secure and plays the lottery just for fun when the jackpot reaches more than $20 million.
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May 11, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two Houston entrepreneurs who ran a sweepstakes that promised to send someone rocketing to the Soviet space station Mir for a week agreed to halt their contest in return for the dismissal of charges of operating an illegal lottery. David Mayer and James Davidson, founders of Space Travel Services Inc., told people to dial a 900 telephone number for a fee of $2.99 to enter the random drawing. Prosecutors said the sweepstakes drew about 10,000 telephone calls before it was halted after 24 hours.
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November 6, 1991 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A historic ballot proposition that would legalize euthanasia for the terminally ill of Washington state and a term-limit initiative both trailed in election returns Tuesday night and were projected to fail. The term-limit initiative sought a quick end to the careers of U.S. House Speaker Thomas S. Foley and a hundred other senior politicians in Washington state. With slightly more than half the vote counted, the initiative was trailing 53% to 47%, and the Associated Press predicted its defeat.
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August 11, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Texans in November will vote on a constitutional amendment on whether to permit a lottery. A lottery measure was approved in the state Senate after winning passage in the House last week. The proposed amendment required a two-thirds majority in both chambers. House approval came after eight unsuccessful tries that began in 1983. Gov. Ann Richards urged the public to back the plan. "Either we have a huge tax bill or we approve a lottery," she said.
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July 12, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A New Jersey police officer agreed to accept about $3 million to settle his lawsuit against the Texas Lottery Commission after it refused to pay up on his winning $10.4-million ticket. Scott Wenner bought the winning ticket in 1994 from a now-defunct, multi-state ticket agent in Croyden, Pa., not far from his home in Riverside, N.J. But the Texas Lottery claimed that the seller, Pic-A-State, illegally sold the winning ticket.
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December 8, 1996 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 616 residents of this desolate West Texas farm town long have gambled on forces beyond their control. Year after year, they put their money on a high-stakes crapshoot with the heavens, praying for enough rain and sun to coax white puffs of cotton from the rusty red earth. Year after year, Mother Nature deals them floods, drought, pestilence and freezes--a reign of calamity that has threatened to add Roby's name to the graveyard of rural America.
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March 25, 2000 | From Associated Press
Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson, who wrecked his NFL career with his drug use and bottomed out in prison, has had a colossal change of fortune. He hit a $28-million lottery jackpot. "I'm the winner," Henderson said from his Austin home Friday after the ticket received preliminary validation from the Texas lottery. "I always knew I was going to win it." The former Dallas Cowboy linebacker said he is financially secure and plays the lottery just for fun when the jackpot reaches more than $20 million.
NEWS
July 12, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A New Jersey police officer agreed to accept about $3 million to settle his lawsuit against the Texas Lottery Commission after it refused to pay up on his winning $10.4-million ticket. Scott Wenner bought the winning ticket in 1994 from a now-defunct, multi-state ticket agent in Croyden, Pa., not far from his home in Riverside, N.J. But the Texas Lottery claimed that the seller, Pic-A-State, illegally sold the winning ticket.
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December 8, 1996 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 616 residents of this desolate West Texas farm town long have gambled on forces beyond their control. Year after year, they put their money on a high-stakes crapshoot with the heavens, praying for enough rain and sun to coax white puffs of cotton from the rusty red earth. Year after year, Mother Nature deals them floods, drought, pestilence and freezes--a reign of calamity that has threatened to add Roby's name to the graveyard of rural America.
NEWS
November 30, 1996 | Associated Press
Thanksgiving was great, and Christmas will be even better, for 43 people in this tiny town who won a $50-million lottery jackpot. Peggy Dickson, a bookkeeper at the Terry Cotton Gin and organizer of the pool, was first to find out about the win Wednesday night. She called everyone who had pitched in $10 each to buy tickets. "They just couldn't believe it. Some of them kept calling me back to verify," Dickson said.
NEWS
November 6, 1991 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A historic ballot proposition that would legalize euthanasia for the terminally ill of Washington state and a term-limit initiative both trailed in election returns Tuesday night and were projected to fail. The term-limit initiative sought a quick end to the careers of U.S. House Speaker Thomas S. Foley and a hundred other senior politicians in Washington state. With slightly more than half the vote counted, the initiative was trailing 53% to 47%, and the Associated Press predicted its defeat.
NEWS
August 11, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Texans in November will vote on a constitutional amendment on whether to permit a lottery. A lottery measure was approved in the state Senate after winning passage in the House last week. The proposed amendment required a two-thirds majority in both chambers. House approval came after eight unsuccessful tries that began in 1983. Gov. Ann Richards urged the public to back the plan. "Either we have a huge tax bill or we approve a lottery," she said.
NEWS
May 11, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two Houston entrepreneurs who ran a sweepstakes that promised to send someone rocketing to the Soviet space station Mir for a week agreed to halt their contest in return for the dismissal of charges of operating an illegal lottery. David Mayer and James Davidson, founders of Space Travel Services Inc., told people to dial a 900 telephone number for a fee of $2.99 to enter the random drawing. Prosecutors said the sweepstakes drew about 10,000 telephone calls before it was halted after 24 hours.
NEWS
February 7, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two men operating a sweepstakes for a trip to the Soviet space station Mir were charged with running an illegal lottery in Houston. Space Travel Services Corp. President David Mayer and Vice President Jim Davidson were arrested and accused of promoting gambling, a felony. People were charged $2.99 when they placed a telephone call to register for the sweepstakes. The winner was offered the trip or $1.5 million. The company said it had contracted with the Soviets for the space ride.
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February 7, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two men operating a sweepstakes for a trip to the Soviet space station Mir were charged with running an illegal lottery in Houston. Space Travel Services Corp. President David Mayer and Vice President Jim Davidson were arrested and accused of promoting gambling, a felony. People were charged $2.99 when they placed a telephone call to register for the sweepstakes. The winner was offered the trip or $1.5 million. The company said it had contracted with the Soviets for the space ride.
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