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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.
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.
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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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.
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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.
SPORTS
May 20, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
BRETT BROWN has experienced the anxiety of the ride to numerous NBA championships. There were many plays, games and series that had coach Gregg Popovich and his staff missing many hours of sleep en route to five titles in 16 years. Still, Brown's most anxious times coaching in the NBA have been during the past two Mays. While that is playoff time for the Spurs, it has been draft lottery time for the 76ers under his watch, with the Sixers finishing with the second-worst record in the league a year ago (when they drafted Joel Embiid with the No. 3 pick)
SPORTS
May 20, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Since this season began, the NBA draft on June 25 has been targeted as the third stage of the 76ers' rebuilding process. It served as a glimmer of hope as the team opened the season with 17 consecutive losses as part of Tanking Part II. There was a sense that a good draw in the draft would erase all the misery. The lottery has arrived. It will be held Tuesday night at the New York Hilton Midtown. Former college standouts in center Karl-Anthony Towns (Kentucky), center Jahlil Okafor (Duke)
SPORTS
May 15, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
CHICAGO - Today officially begins yet another draft process in the Sam Hinkie era for the 76ers, as the NBA Draft Combine begins at the Quest Multisport Complex. All NBA teams are on hand and will interview possible draft picks and watch intently as players go through drills over the next few days. With possibly three picks in the first round (their own and the slight chance of getting the Los Angeles Lakers' and/or the Miami Heat's) and five in the second, no other team will be looking more closely at the variety of players than Hinkie and company will.
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April 20, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
THE FUTURE of one of 14 NHL franchises will change with the drop of four pingpong balls tonight in Toronto. The Flyers just aren't holding their breath. In fact, the Flyers are not sending a representative to see the draft lottery be conducted, even though Connor McDavid is hockey's first runaway consensus No. 1 pick since Steven Stamkos in 2008. The draw will be announced as part of a "Hockey Night in Canada" broadcast, simulcast live on NBC, at 8 o'clock immediately preceding Game 2 of the Penguins/Rangers series.
SPORTS
April 19, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Fourteen teams will be in the NHL draft lottery Saturday night, and one will emerge with the chance to select a center viewed as a franchise-changing player, Connor McDavid. McDavid, a speedy 6-foot, 195-pound scoring machine who has 44 goals and 120 points in 47 games for Erie in the Ontario Hockey League, is called the next Crosby by scouts. He is expected to step into an NHL lineup and make an immediate impact. The Flyers, one of the 14 non-playoff teams in the lottery, have a 6.5 percent chance of getting the No. 1 pick.
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