All you need to know about the lottery: play to win

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Mancorp Pub., 1991 - Games - 97 pages
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Tampa, FL -- Walt Disney Co. recently announced its intentions to set up a national lottery. Thirty-one states, the Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico already have state lotteries. Ticket sales are in the billions. During the past five years over 11.7 billion tickets were sold in California & during the past two years over 5.8 billion tickets were sold in Florida alone! With this scenario enters ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE LOTTERY: PLAY TO WIN, by M.N. Manougian. This illustrated book is written for the general public. Highly Entertaining...fascinating anecdotes...& what its prepublication reviewers had to say. Read about the role decision by lot has played in history & how important & sometimes life & death, decisions were made by lot; read to find out how some games of chance came to be & find out what Emperor Nero, Napoleon, Benjamin Franklin & President Nixon had in common; read to find out why it would take a photographer almost two thousand years working day & night to take a picture of all possible line-ups for a family of 13, if it takes 10 seconds for each picture; read to find out why 13 is an unlucky number...or is it? See why if you buy all possible combinations to a lottery you could still lose millions of dollars even if the jackpot is 100 million dollars; read to find out how you should play the lottery to win!

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