Wednesday, September 1, 2004

Cash Giveaways

1. "German lottery winner gives winnings to charity"
"A German man who won 9.1 million euro on the lottery, has donated his entire
 winnings to charity"

2. "Flood victims benefit from mystery lottery winner"
"An anonymous benefactor has sent a winning lottery ticket worth 200 million
 yen ($A2,600,000) to a local government in central Japan to help disaster
 victims of heavy rain"

3. "Sharing the wealth: Man throws 1 million yen from TV tower in central Japan"
"A man who wanted to share his stock market winnings with the public tossed
 1 million yen ($12,345 Cdn) from the observatory deck of a tower in central

4. "Powerball winner temporarily closes site"
"Andrew (Jack) Whittaker established the Jack Whittaker Foundation after
 winning the $314.9-million Powerball jackpot on Christmas Day, the largest
 undivided jackpot in the game's history. The foundation has given away
 about $4 million, and continues to get about 1,000 requests each week."

5. "Bank fails in free money giveaway"
"A sign in the window of a branch in Croydon, south London, offered a £5 note
 to anyone who stepped inside to collect it. But bank officials say no-one took
 up the bargain because no one believed it"