By Vinay Menon Entertainment Columnist Mon., Oct. 22, 2018 This is one of those weeks when it’s hard to not buy a lottery ticket. In recent days, I can almost hear the universe whispering in my ear as I sigh and scrutinize my online banking statements: “Someone has to win.” Though I know better — statistically, I have a greater chance of getting struck by lightning while fighting off a shark than winning millions — lottery mania is upon us. Well, it’s upon me. It is now hugging me so tight, I can barely breathe. This happens every couple of years. That’s when a jackpot gets so numerically absurd, it smashes the news cycle like the Incredible Hulk. Then people who don’t normally play the lottery are blinded to the slim-to-nothing odds after getting entangled in a creeping delusion: someone has to win and that someone is me. On Saturday, the Mega Millions jackpot south of the border jumped to $1.6 billion (U.S.). … [Read more...] about The billion-dollar lottery jackpot is mine to lose
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Sara Duterte: 'Trillanes gets P121 million if I win lotto' Edith Regalado (The Philippine Star) - October 3, 2018 - 12:00am DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said she would give Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV a whopping P121 million that he could use for his legal fees if she wins the more than P835-million 6/58 Ultra Lotto jackpot of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office. Carpio placed her lotto bet at a stall along Mabini street here yesterday afternoon. Aside from Trillanes, the mayor said in her Instagram post that she would be giving her children – Sharky, Stingray and Stonefish – P100 million each. Carpio said she would donate P100 million to a foundation advocating child abuse prevention. The mayor said she would also give her personal aide, Jujo, P40 million for lending her P2,000 to be able to place her lotto bet. A certain Myk will receive … [Read more...] about Sara Duterte: ‘Trillanes gets P121 million if I win lotto’
caption Rob Lowe’s Gold Card. source ABC McDonald’s is giving away a “McGold Card” that grants free fast food for the rest of the holder’s life. McDonald’s franchisees, founder Ray Kroc, and, in rare cases, the company headquarters, have all been known to give away these mythic Gold Cards. Mitt Romney, Warren Buffett, and Bill Gates are all among the ranks of people with cards that allow them to get a lifetime of free McDonald’s. McDonald’s is allowing a random person to join a club that counts Mitt Romney, Warren Buffett, and Bill Gates as its members: those who have access to free McDonald’s for life. Every day you order from McDonald’s between August 10 and August 24, you are automatically entered in the sweepstakes to win free McDonald’s for life as part of the McGold Card Sweepstakes. In the ad for the giveaway, a voiceover refers to the McGold Card as an “ancient … [Read more...] about A random person has the chance to win a McDonald’s Gold Card and a lifetime of free fast food. Here’s the real story behind the mythic card in Bill Gates’ and Warren Buffett’s wallets.
By Frank Isola New York Daily News Sun., June 17, 2018 Kawhi Leonard has made the San Antonio Spurs more dysfunctional than the Knicks. At least for now. The disgruntled and aloof Leonard has turned the so-called gold standard of NBA franchises on its head by reportedly asking for a trade. Those weren’t Leonard’s words because Leonard never speaks. In all likelihood this is coming from “Kawhi’s camp” because all NBA superstars must have a camp: those behind-the-scenes folks who never hold the player accountable, but instead blame everyone else. All we ever hear is “you don’t know the whole story” from Leonard’s people. Well, Leonard had all year to explain his actions or non-actions but he passed on that opportunity. Of course, neither Leonard nor the Spurs are blameless here. Leonard appeared in nine games last season, spent much of his time rehabbing a quad injury in New York and didn’t even bother to … [Read more...] about Smart money on Lakers in Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes
By David Rider City Hall Bureau Chief Mon., March 5, 2018 While 20 North American cities watch Seattle-based Amazon for any sign of favour, Amazon officials are quietly visiting those cities, including Toronto, sizing up their headquarters hosting potential. Mayor John Tory recently told reporters that Amazon’s research on the only Canadian contender in the 20-city battle to host the company’s “HQ2” second headquarters is limited to a “very, very narrow circle of people” mostly at the Toronto Global inter-governmental agency co-ordinating the regional bid. Amazon officials are “visiting the cities, and they’re not doing it with a lot of fanfare,” Tory said. “They’re visiting the cities that are on the shortlist and they are asking for more details of the things that were contained in the bid books and they’re going about a very methodical process of making their selection.” The … [Read more...] about As we watch Amazon, its ‘HQ2’ decision-makers are watching us