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June 8, 2007
I'M baffled that philly.com treats the city's homicide outbreak like a "lottery" of who got shot or stabbed - tune in and find out "What lucky soul will be bagged as No. 173 for 2007. " There is NEVER any follow-up story or information on how or maybe why this person was murdered, or a name and face to give context, value and or meaning to the life lost. Michael Inspire, Philadelphia
SPORTS
February 17, 2013
The newly instituted lottery for the 10-mile Broad Street Run on May 5 closed on Friday, and results will be available at 10 a.m. Tuesday on broadstreetrun.com.
SPORTS
January 25, 2013 | BY EMILY BABAY, Philly.com
ORGANIZERS OF the Blue Cross Broad Street Run have outlined details on registration for the 2013 race, which is moving to a lottery system for the first time. The lottery for the May 5 race will open at 12:01 a.m. on Feb. 4 and close on Feb. 15 at 11:59 p.m., according to a letter from race director Jim Marino posted on the Broad Street Run website. The race is moving to a lottery system after the first-come, first-served registration method filled up in 5 hours last year. Your chance of getting one of the 40,000 slots is the same, regardless of when you enter the lottery.
NEWS
August 12, 1993 | By STEVE KONCZEWSKI
My father is almost 80 years old now, and he loves to play the lottery - those state-run games that promise at least a million bucks if you're lucky enough to pick the numbers printed on six Ping-Pong balls. In the winter, when he's in Tampa, he plays the Florida lottery. The rest of the year, he makes a weekly contribution to the Pennsylvania lottery games. He also subscribes to several lottery newsletters - those idiotic tip sheets that supposedly indicate past numerical patterns.
SPORTS
April 22, 2006 | Daily News Staff Report
The 76ers lost a random draw with the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets yesterday, decreasing their already slim chances to win the top pick in the 2006 NBA draft. The Sixers have six chances out of 1,000, or the 13th-best chance, to win the top pick in the draft lottery on May 23. There were six other random draws yesterday between teams that finished with identical records. Charlotte defeated Atlanta; Minnesota topped Boston; Houston topped Golden State; Chicago beat Indiana; Sacramento beat Denver; and New Jersey won over Memphis.
NEWS
March 15, 1986
I think it necessary to caution Pennsylvania lottery players about using The Inquirer's new computer analysis. One simply cannot predict the outcome of a future drawing by examining previous results. For example, in flipping a coin 10 times, one should expect to get about five heads. To get six heads and four tails is not so unlikely, and, most important, it would not mean that heads is more likely on the 11th flip. Likewise, in the Lotto each number has a 7 in 40 (17.5 percent)
NEWS
November 22, 1989 | Daily News Wire Services
A convenience store worker was arrested yesterday after telling police he was addicted to the lottery and stole money from his employer to buy about 50 tickets a day, police said. Robert Kempton, 20, of Tamarac, is accused of faking three robberies at the Farm Store where he worked and stealing a total of $4,000, police spokeswoman Linda Zohman said. Kempton filed police reports in October, September and May, saying the store had been robbed and that he once was knocked unconscious, Zohman said.
NEWS
June 6, 1991 | By Joe Ferry, Special to The Inquirer
The Springfield School District might start a lottery this summer. No, it's not a creative new way to finance the skyrocketing cost of education. This lottery would distribute precious spots in the district's morning kindergarten sessions to the lucky winners. The concept of a lottery was brought up at Tuesday night's school board meeting after a resident complained that the administration's recent decision to eliminate morning kindergarten would put an unfair burden on many families.
NEWS
August 21, 1988 | By Erin Kennedy, Special to The Inquirer
Kathy Stoutenburgh never dreamed she could be a homeowner. Now, through a federal Housing and Urban Development program, she'll get a chance to buy one of 20 houses available to low-income Abington residents for $30,000. Stoutenburgh's was the sixth name picked in a lottery Thursday night for the modular homes, valued at $70,000. "Oh my God!" she exclaimed when her name was read. She hugged her son and brushed away tears as she mouthed a "Thank you" to Abington Housing Authority officials.
SPORTS
June 9, 2009 | By JOSEPH SANTOLIQUITO For the Daily News
Tyreke Evans ended weeks of speculation by signing with uber-agent Arn Tellem this weekend in Los Angeles. Tellem, who represents Phillies second baseman Chase Utley and is originally from Lower Merion, has also corralled Episcopal Academy's Gerald Henderson and Wayne Ellington. Evans, the 6-5 Memphis shooting guard from American Christian, is projected to be a lottery pick, possibly among the top five selected in the NBA draft, which is set for Thursday, June 25. "We're very happy with every decision that we've made, and we've made it with Tyreke's best interest," said Julius "Doc" Evans, one of Tyreke's older brothers.
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NEWS
August 12, 2015 | BY JENNIFER WRIGHT, Daily News Staff Writer wrightj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5938
ANYONE STILL IN the market for a SEPTA Regional Rail pass for use during the papal visit is in luck. SEPTA said that remaining passes will go on sale this coming weekend at the 18 rail stations serving the public on Sept. 26 and 27. The purchase deadline for customers offered a pass in the initial lottery process ended at 3 p.m. yesterday after an extension. Following yesterday's deadline, emails were sent to those who requested a pass but didn't win the opportunity to buy the first time via the lottery.
NEWS
August 10, 2015 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
SEPTA WILL hold an online lottery Wednesday for special passes for the Norristown High Speed Line and trolley routes 101 and 102 during the papal visit, the transit agency announced yesterday. The special passes cost $10 apiece and will be valid from Sept. 26-28. Riders will be required to have a special pass that weekend because of the expected volume of passengers. SEPTA said it has 20,000 passes available for the high-speed line and 5,600 apiece for the two trolley routes. Like the Regional Rail pass lottery held earlier this week, customers will be able to register through SEPTA's website on Wednesday from 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. All valid submissions will have the same chances of winning, regardless of what time they are submitted, the agency said.
NEWS
August 6, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
ALMOST 22,000 Regional Rail passes remain for the weekend of Pope Francis' visit after the close of SEPTA's online papal pass lottery at 11:59 p.m. Monday, but it's still unclear which stations have passes remaining, said SEPTA spokeswoman Jerri Williams. SEPTA has 175,000 passes available for each day of the papal visit on Sept. 26 and 27 - or 350,000 passes total. Williams said 38,068 people entered SEPTA's papal lottery. Each entrant could request up to 10 passes and a total of 328,045 passes were requested.
NEWS
August 6, 2015 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
SEPTA papal passes weren't quite the hot ticket this week that they were last month. By the close of its Monday online lottery for Regional Rail passes for Pope Francis' visit in September, SEPTA received requests for 328,045 passes, leaving more than 20,000 unsold. That was a big shift from SEPTA's first try to sell passes online, on a first-come, first-served basis last month. An electronic stampede forced SEPTA to halt sales within minutes of opening its website July 20 because it crashed.
NEWS
August 5, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
Update : SEPTA said early Tuesday it had received 38,013 entries. The number of passes requested should be known later in the day. Earlier Story: THE ONLINE lottery for SEPTA Regional Rail passes for the weekend of Pope Francis' visit went "really well" yesterday, with 33,976 people successfully entering the lottery by 10 p.m., according to SEPTA spokeswoman Jerri Williams. The lottery was the transit agency's second attempt at selling the passes, after the first attempt July 20 resulted in a site crash due to high volume.
NEWS
July 30, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
HEAVEN MAY NOT RUN on a lottery system, but SEPTA will when it tries to resell its regional rail passes on Monday for the weekend of Pope Francis' visit. After the transit agency's e-commerce site for regional rail papal passes crashed upon release last week due to high volume, SEPTA has scratched its original model and opted for an online lottery system that will be hosted by Amazon.com and run in partnership with Ticketleap, a Philly-based firm. Those interested in the passes can visit septa.org over a 24-hour period from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3. Everyone who enters during that period will have an equal opportunity to obtain the passes, said SEPTA spokeswoman Jerri Williams.
NEWS
July 30, 2015 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
SEPTA will use a one-day online lottery to sell Regional Rail passes for the papal visit, transportation authority officials said Tuesday. A new website will open at 12:01 a.m. Monday and close at 11:59 p.m., and would-be buyers will be limited to 10 passes for each of the two days of the pope's visit in September. The link to the lottery will be available at SEPTA's website, www.septa.org . The lottery winners will be selected at random after the site closes. Winners will be notified by e-mail on Aug. 6, and they will then be given three days to pay for their passes.
SPORTS
May 22, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Above where Sam Hinkie stood on the ballroom floor of the Midtown Hilton on Tuesday night, the large screens that displayed the results of the draft lottery were showing the beginning of the Western Conference championship round between the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors. All the team executives milling about and answering questions about their hopes for the future would have gladly traded the promise of tomorrow for the present tense being enjoyed by the two franchises up there on the screens.
SPORTS
May 21, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - The New York Knicks sure didn't have the home-court advantage Tuesday at the NBA draft lottery. The Knicks, with the second-worst record, ended up getting the fourth overall pick, eliciting a collective groan throughout the city that never sleeps. The slide to No. 4 was a major story at the New York Hilton, where the lottery was conducted. Those visions of the draft's top two big men, Duke's Jahil Okafor and Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns, are likely now distant views for the Knicks.
SPORTS
May 21, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
NEW YORK - The 76ers were hit neither by lightning nor a sledge hammer on Tuesday night during the NBA draft lottery. They didn't get lucky enough to have the Ping-Pong balls deliver them one or two more first-round picks, but they weren't unlucky, either. What they deserved, based on having the third-worst record in the league, is exactly what they got. General manager Sam Hinkie didn't call it fair or unfair. He called it mathematics in action. "It was a good night for us. Even better than we anticipated," Hinkie said.
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