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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
NEWS
September 23, 1990 | By Pamela J. Podger, Special to The Inquirer
Wading through a foot-high stack of membership applications, Margaret Rennoldson is experiencing the calm after the storm at Lotto-Link Inc. in Phoenixville. "One of my computers broke on Saturday (Sept. 15)," said Rennoldson, who is office manager for the agency that sells tickets from lotteries held in a dozen states. "I had a driving accident because I was thinking so hard on everything that happened during the past week, and I'm trying to get my office back in order. " There was a frenzied buildup to the $105 million Florida jackpot, which set off get-rich-quick dreams across the nation.
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September 4, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
Someone in Montgomery County bought a Cash 5 ticket that's now worth $600,000. The ticket matched all five numbers in Wednesday's drawing (7, 12, 21, 23 and 38) to win the jackpot. The winning ticket was purchased in East Norriton, at Ana's Corner Store, 3310 N. Wales Road, Pennsylvania Lottery officials said. The shop gets a $5,000 bonus. The winner has one year from the drawing date to claim the prize. In other lottery news, both the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots are on the rise for this weekend after no one won this week.
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May 20, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, STAFF WRITER
IF YOU are a 76ers fan and basked in the glory of the team landing the top lottery pick Tuesday night, your focus probably quickly changed to what does it all mean going forward. When the first sequence of pingpong balls were 1, 10, 5 and 9 in the draft lottery's Drawing Room at the New York Hilton Midtown on Tuesday, which ensured head coach Brett Brown's team the first pick, the Sixers' future became a little less murky. It doesn't ensure instant success, and it certainly doesn't cement some kind of playoff push for the 2016-17 season, but it does provided a ray of light over an organization that played in cave-like darkness for three seasons.
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May 19, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
NEW YORK - As ESPN went to a commercial break, representatives from the 76ers, Boston Celtics, and Los Angeles Lakers were led to center stage inside a ballroom at a Manhattan hotel. The other 11 NBA teams at the draft lottery had been eliminated. Those of a certain age remember the Sixers, Celtics and Lakers as the Big Three. When ESPN was still in diapers and filled airtime with Australian Rules Football, they were the teams that dominated commissioner Larry O'Brien's NBA. Doc and Moses, Bird and Parrish, Magic and Kareem.
SPORTS
May 19, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
NEW YORK - Former 76er Dikembe Mutombo is not a mind reader and he did not have any inside information, but his tweet a few hours before the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night congratulating the 76ers for earning the first pick was certainly an attention- getter. The Sixers, who had the greatest chance of earning the first pick (26.9 percent), did indeed get that selection. And afterward, Mutombo was happy for the team and said that he became a headliner on draft night. "It was a mistake on my part," Mutombo said in a telephone interview.
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May 19, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, STAFF WRITER
BETWEEN SOUTH JERSEY AND NEW YORK - Of the more than a handful of NBA draft lotteries I've attended over the years, this one presented a different assignment. I was asked by the NBA to be part of the Drawing Room for Tuesday's Draft Lottery in downtown New York City, the place where the "real" drawing takes place, not the "made-for-television" one you all saw. Without cellphone or computer for close to two hours, the only entertainment was watching pingpong balls fall through a clear machine being run by air. Turned out to be very entertaining when the results finally came about.
SPORTS
May 19, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
NEW YORK - Will they go with Ben Simmons or Brandon Ingram? That's the decision 76ers will have to make with the first pick in the NBA draft on June 23. Will they decide that Simmons is a point forward they can't possibly pass up? Or will they conclude that the long, athletic and better-shooting Ingram is a better fit? "You are going to have to ask that question on June 23 when we are ready to announce it," said Bryan Colangelo, the Sixers' president of basketball operations.
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May 18, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Now that the 76ers have reached the jumping-off point that general manager Sam Hinkie constructed slowly and carefully for most of three NBA seasons, the biggest mystery that remains is not why owner Josh Harris bought into the analytical poison pill he swallowed in 2013 but why he spit it out just as the medicine was about to take effect one way or the other. Sure, there's something comforting about hiring a passel of Colangelos to tidy up the team's tattered image within the league, but Tuesday's draft lottery is not really theirs to claim.
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May 18, 2016 | John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
TELL ME if this sounds familiar - the Sixers are waiting on the results of the NBA draft lottery, which will be a seminal moment in their rebuilding process. That was the stance going into the lotteries in 2014 and 2015. Losing big to get the highest pick possible trumped any other element of team-building for the Sixers over the past three seasons. Unfortunately, the wash, rinse, repeat cycle of pingpong ball collecting didn't clean the dirty laundry nearly enough the first two times around.
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May 18, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
The excruciating wait will be over Tuesday night. The 76ers will finally learn where they are slotted to pick in the draft after suffering the second-worst record in NBA history. Failing to get a top-two pick would be a major knock on their decision to sacrifice wins for a top selection for the third straight season. That's because next month's NBA draft is considered a two-man affair, with Louisiana State forward Ben Simmons and Duke small forward Brandon Ingram as the top choices.
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