May 11, 2000 |
Out of the millions who wanted to win mega-millions, the Big Game lottery came down to two tickets--one sold in Michigan, the other in Illinois--whose holders will split a record $363-million bounty. Michigan lottery officials were contacted Wednesday by a "remarkably quite calm" man they believe holds one of the winning tickets. But Illinois officials had not heard from the ticket holder there. The winning tickets to Tuesday night's drawing in the seven-state lottery were sold at Mr.
May 9, 2000 |
Kitty Hawkins had that look, that anxious, mildly pained expression of a God-fearing woman about to commit . . . a sin. "I'm sinning," she croaked as she pulled a single $1 bill from her purse and headed toward the lottery line. "I'm a sinner. Oh, boy, I'm going to be repenting for this all week." Then a devilish little smile crept across her face, and her voice gained confidence and volume. "I tell you, though, $325 million will make all that repenting a whole lot easier.
June 4, 1999 |
Three years ago, critics of legal gambling's rapid spread across the country persuaded President Clinton and the Republican Congress to launch a blue-ribbon inquiry into its social and economic consequences. Now, the National Gambling Impact Study Commission, which wrapped up its deliberations in San Francisco on Thursday, is preparing to submit its final report June 18.
July 29, 1998 |
It's the street of dreams, a place where fantasies flower every few feet while merchants with empty stores fume. Under the hot sun, behind the yellow tape, they stood in line for three hours on Greenwich Avenue on Tuesday waiting for their chance to feed the two hungry green Powerball lottery machines inside Zyn's News and Cigars. Wary police kept order, making sure no one crashed the line.
May 23, 1998 |
Frank Capaci got up at the crack of dawn as usual Friday to mow the golf course near his Illinois home, despite the fact he was suddenly rich enough to buy the entire club and more than a dozen like it. Capaci, 67, and his wife, Shirley, had won the $195-million Powerball prize, the richest jackpot in world history. After cutting the greens, he set out with his wife for Wisconsin in their 1990 Grand Am to get their ticket validated at a lottery office.
November 11, 1997
California Lottery sales were the fifth-highest among the 38 states with lotteries in fiscal1996. About half the state's lottery proceeds are used to pay prizewinners, with 34% dedicated to public education. About $30.7 million in prize money went unclaimed in the year. California Lottery sales since the early 1990s, where lottery proceeds go, and how California's 12-year-old lottery ranks against other state lotteries. (BEGIN TEXT OF INFOBOX / INFOGRAPHIC) California Lottery Sales. ..