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August 7, 1993 | From Associated Press
With their record lottery jackpot, Leslie C. Robins and Colleen DeVries can afford to buy a nice car--or even a fleet of cars. Instead, the couple said Friday they would prefer to pay off the Ford Probe they already have, keep their jobs and get out of the limelight. "Obviously, our lives are going to change," Robins said after a ceremony celebrating their $111-million Powerball payoff. "Our lifestyles may change, but we hope to keep our values the same."
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May 7, 1994 | Associated Press
So many lottery jackpot winners have purchased their tickets along the "Miracle Mile" that a sign outside of town reads "$150 million won (so far)." Now it is time to update the sign: Another multimillion-dollar winning ticket has been sold on South Main Street. Factory worker John Staninecz Jr., who turned in a ticket Thursday worth $6.5 million, is the fourth person since 1990 to buy a jackpot winner along Fond Du Lac's business district, which has five lottery machines.
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July 10, 1993 | Associated Press
America's $111-million man apparently is a 30-year-old English teacher who bought a lottery ticket for his fiancee and hurried off to Florida after finding out they had won. Leslie C. Robins' parents confirmed a report in the Reporter of Fond du Lac that their son apparently held the winning ticket. The newspaper, quoting sources it didn't identify, said Robins left town with his fiancee to avoid reporters.
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August 25, 1993 | Associated Press
Some students wondered why he didn't quit. He certainly doesn't need the paycheck. But the winner of half of a record $111-million lottery jackpot went back to work Tuesday as a junior high school teacher. "In the halls, you hear congratulations, but otherwise I don't think it's too different," Leslie Robins said. Robins said he felt comfortable returning to Sabish Junior High for his fourth year of teaching, coaching and advising the school newspaper.
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July 9, 1993 | Associated Press
A crowd gathered early outside the grocery store on South Main Street, hoping to catch a glimpse of whoever bought the richest lottery ticket in U.S. history--a red-and-white slip of paper worth $110 million. Someone as yet unidentified bought the single winning entry in the Powerball lottery--played in 14 states and Washington, D.C.--at Sentry Food Store-South less than four hours before Wednesday's drawing.
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November 27, 1987 | Associated Press
A bill establishing a Wisconsin state lottery has been signed into law by Gov. Tommy G. Thompson, who said he hopes the first lottery tickets will be on sale by April. "Anyone who runs for public office is a gambler at heart. I think I will buy a couple of lottery tickets, but not too many," Thompson said Wednesday after signing the law. Thompson vetoed a trust fund that would have received half the lottery profits for five years, then would have begun paying out money for tax relief.
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August 25, 1993 | Associated Press
Some students wondered why he didn't quit. He certainly doesn't need the paycheck. But the winner of half of a record $111-million lottery jackpot went back to work Tuesday as a junior high school teacher. "In the halls, you hear congratulations, but otherwise I don't think it's too different," Leslie Robins said. Robins said he felt comfortable returning to Sabish Junior High for his fourth year of teaching, coaching and advising the school newspaper.
NEWS
May 7, 1994 | Associated Press
So many lottery jackpot winners have purchased their tickets along the "Miracle Mile" that a sign outside of town reads "$150 million won (so far)." Now it is time to update the sign: Another multimillion-dollar winning ticket has been sold on South Main Street. Factory worker John Staninecz Jr., who turned in a ticket Thursday worth $6.5 million, is the fourth person since 1990 to buy a jackpot winner along Fond Du Lac's business district, which has five lottery machines.
NEWS
August 7, 1993 | From Associated Press
With their record lottery jackpot, Leslie C. Robins and Colleen DeVries can afford to buy a nice car--or even a fleet of cars. Instead, the couple said Friday they would prefer to pay off the Ford Probe they already have, keep their jobs and get out of the limelight. "Obviously, our lives are going to change," Robins said after a ceremony celebrating their $111-million Powerball payoff. "Our lifestyles may change, but we hope to keep our values the same."
NEWS
July 10, 1993 | Associated Press
America's $111-million man apparently is a 30-year-old English teacher who bought a lottery ticket for his fiancee and hurried off to Florida after finding out they had won. Leslie C. Robins' parents confirmed a report in the Reporter of Fond du Lac that their son apparently held the winning ticket. The newspaper, quoting sources it didn't identify, said Robins left town with his fiancee to avoid reporters.
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July 9, 1993 | Associated Press
A crowd gathered early outside the grocery store on South Main Street, hoping to catch a glimpse of whoever bought the richest lottery ticket in U.S. history--a red-and-white slip of paper worth $110 million. Someone as yet unidentified bought the single winning entry in the Powerball lottery--played in 14 states and Washington, D.C.--at Sentry Food Store-South less than four hours before Wednesday's drawing.
NEWS
November 27, 1987 | Associated Press
A bill establishing a Wisconsin state lottery has been signed into law by Gov. Tommy G. Thompson, who said he hopes the first lottery tickets will be on sale by April. "Anyone who runs for public office is a gambler at heart. I think I will buy a couple of lottery tickets, but not too many," Thompson said Wednesday after signing the law. Thompson vetoed a trust fund that would have received half the lottery profits for five years, then would have begun paying out money for tax relief.
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