July 2008 archive

Rattled Americans Try Their Lottery Luck In Hard Times

Source: Courant.com Tom Meredith of Simsbury, a restaurant chef who commutes 20 miles to work in Goshen, doesn’t think of himself as a bellwether of economic trends. But in one respect — his $20-a-week habit of playing Connecticut Lottery games — Meredith personifies a financial anomaly of our times. Even as soaring gasoline prices, mounting …

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Feeling Poor Spurs Lottery Ticket Purchases

Source: Reuters.com NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) – When it comes to purchasing lottery tickets, making people feel poor will prompt them to spend more money on a chance to become rich, American researchers said. They found that people who were convinced they were earning a low salary bought nearly twice as many lottery tickets compared …

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Heritage Lottery Fund Award Record £3.3 million to Preserve Iconic Church

Source: The London Telegraph A neglected church that has stood empty for more than 20 years is to be reborn after receiving a record £3.3 million to transform it into a major community facility. The grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to All Souls, in Bolton, Lancashire, is the largest amount awarded to a …

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Florida Lottery to Become Powerball’s 30th Member-State!

Source: The Miami Herald TALLAHASSEE –In a reversal of its previous stance, the Florida Lottery has decided to offer Powerball to help prop up sagging state revenues while making the Sunshine State the new face of the multistate, mega-jackpot game. The state’s lottery director, Leo DiBenigno, said Florida decided to start offering the game beginning …

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Quarry Millionaires Cut a Dash for Cheque

Source: IrishExaminer.com FROM rocks to riches. Ireland’s newest millionaires picked up their €19 million cheque beaming from ear to ear. The 16 quarry company workers were greeted by a wall of cameras and microphones when they arrived at Lotto headquarters in Dublin. Dashing along the red carpet, members of the Carlow Lotto syndicate had little …

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