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[VIDEO] 2013: ILLINOIS ST PATRICK’S DAY MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE; WINNERS ANNOUNCED ON MARCH 18, 2013

This year the Illinois Lottery offered its St. Patrick’s Day Millionaire Raffle once again. The results will be posted on Monday, March 18, 2013 and many will find themselves a bit richer.  The odds are some of the best of all games offered by the Illinois Lottery.

The above video shows one of the MEGA winners from last year.  The entire town of Millersburg, Illinois, pulled together and 117 people won one of the four $1,000,000 prizes.  Wow…now that is amazing!   Also astounding is that another million dollar winner from last year, just stepped forward!  With only a few days left a Wood Dale resident claimed their prize.

Most only dream about what they will do with all that cash….trips, expensive cars, fancy homes, charity donations, sharing with family…and the list goes on.  But only four will win the big prize of $1,000,000…what would you do with that huge amount of money?

Check out this link to see if your dreams can turn into a reality.  And yes…I played too:).  GOOD LUCK!  Hope the luck of the Irish is with us all.   And if you happen to win and want to buy a home in Chicago….look me up!

CHECK OUT THE ODDS OF WINNING!

  • Only 500,000 tickets were sold and are currently sold out.
    • 4 Prizes of $1,000,000, odds are 1 in 125,000!
    • 5 prizes of $100,000 each, odds are 1 in 100,000!
    • 500 prizes of $1,000 each, odds of 1 in 1000!
    • THAT’S 509 TOTAL AVAILABLE PRIZES WITH OVERALL ODDS OF 1 IN 982!
  • The cost is $20 per ticket.

LEARN MORE ABOUT BUYING SHORT SALES IN ILLINOIS HERE!

 
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Posted by on March 17, 2013 in HEADLINE NEWS

 

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(VIDEO) 2012: PSY’S ‘GANGNAM STYLE’ VIRAL VIDEO BREAKS YOUTUBE RECORD WITH 1 BILLION VIEWS; JUSTIN BIEBER HAS WORK TO DO!

Published 12/23/12

It’s amazing to think that a virtually unknown Korean singer can break a Youtube record.  Surprisingly enough, it was not Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Carly Rae Jepsen, Miley Cirus or even Taylor Swift to reach this plateau.  Shocking many this week, it was Psy’s Gangnam Style’ video to take the world by storm; reaching 1 billion views on Youtube.  And it has kept growing since then, adding another 27,000,000 views in just two days!

This just goes to show just how powerful of a tool Youtube is for anyone looking to break into the music industry or just become famous.  It’s a great inexpensive gateway to success and finally offers an even playing field.  Maybe politicians should jump on the bandwagon, instead of spending billions to win an election.  

Is this type of video what the public wants and thrives on these days?  Well, when you consider it’s just a catchy beat with a fun-filled personality dancing and singing with enthusiasm, this seems simple right?  Well, not exactly…if the biggest names in music cannot hit a billion views, this is a true accomplishment.

Wonder how much a billion hits on Youtube actually puts in your pocket?  Why can’t any of my videos become viral sensations?  Oh, that’s right…I can’t sing, dance, and am not a charming animal…darn!

On another note; I bet Psy wishes he could take back the anti-American lyrics he rapped about back in 2004.  But he was responding to the unnecessary death of young girls murdered by American’s in a 2002 explosion…seems like many have already forgiven him though?  At least he apologized…right?

Justin Bieber has some work to do!

SEE WHAT ELSE WENT VIRAL IN 2012…HERE.

 
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Posted by on December 23, 2012 in ENTERTAINMENT

 

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2012: $587 MILLION POWERBALL WINNER ANNOUNCED; LAID OFF MISSOURI OFFICE MANAGER WINS HALF

lottery numbersToday one of the winner’s of the recent $582 million Powerball jackpot stepped forward.  Mark & Cindy Hill are jumping for joy, because they get half of the largest jackpot in the history of the lottery.  They will walk away with $192,000,000 of the $293,750,000 prize, before taxes.

It was good to hear that a laid off Missouri office manager, who clearly can use the cash, won the drawing.  At least we don’t have to hear the crap about them keeping their job (which they likely never do).  If it were some rich obnoxious person who plays for the fun of it, I would be sick to my stomach.

The other winner to split the jackpot bought the ticket in Arizona, but they are still in hiding.  Maybe that is a good idea…putting it in a trust with a different name is the best way to go.

While I’m happy for the winner’s, it is a bummer that all I got was one money ball number after buying 20 tickets. Guess the odds are ridiculously low….of even getting a few numbers.

CONGRATS MARK & CINDY!  If you have extra CASH you are not sure to do with…please feel free to send it my way:).

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2012 in HEADLINE NEWS

 

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2012 TYLER PERRY DONATES $98,000 TO CHICAGO REV. COREY BROOKS; GOOD DEED INDEED

Tyler Perry just released a new hit movie called “Good Deeds, but he also offered “real life” generosity to a local Chicago pastor.  While his movie did extremely well at the box office, his truly “Good Deed” did not go unnoticed by Chicagoan’s.   

South side Rev. Corey Brooks of New Beginnings Church, spent months on the rooftop of a motel near his church.  His goal was to raise $450,000 to help stop the violence in Chicago.  When Perry heard he was just shy of his goal, he donated the $98,000 shortage. Allowing the pastor to come off the roof and get to work!

The Rev. got fed up after having to bury 10 young black men from his congregation in a year, due to violence.   In his fundraising efforts, he finally reached his goal and will use the funds to raze the building and replace it with a Community Center.

Lucky for him, Tyler Perry heard about his cause and not only made up the difference, he reportedly also gave the pastor a Harley Davidson.  It looks like the pastor will be driving to his new community center in style, and Perry will once again be a hero to our youth.  His story is also an inspiration…going from being homeless to a millionaire (if not billionaire).  This just goes to show, if you put your mind to it…you can accomplish anything.

It’s good to hear about someone putting all this effort into cleaning up our great city.  We cannot let the gangs, random shootings and robberies hold us hostage.  The violence must end and our youth must begin to recognize human life is precious…and drugs and money mean nothing in the end.

Tyler Perry is not only a great actor, director and producer, his acts of kindness makes him an all-around inspiration to us all.  Thanks for sharing Mr. Perry…isn’t karma awesome!

DO YOU HAVE GOOD NEWS ABOUT CHICAGO?  FOLLOW GOODNEWSCHICAGO ON TWITTER AND POST IT!

 
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Posted by on March 1, 2012 in HEADLINE NEWS

 

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11/30/11: STOCK MARKET SOARS DUE TO CENTRAL BANKS CASH INJECTION; ABOVE 12,000

The stock market soared today after the Federal Reserve announced they would join other major central banks in injecting more money globally.  This was the biggest one-day point and percentage gain for this entire year. But don’t get too excited, this is a band-aid on a burn not a longterm fix.

While the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 12,000 and surged 500 points, due to knee jerk reactions, experts say this is not permanent.  However, with the central banks of Europe, the U.S., Britain, Japan, Canada and Switzerland coming together to inject cash, it was needed to avoid another financial disaster (for the moment).

This move is intended to keep credit freely flowing around the world, and offers business owner’s and consumer’s more opportunity to borrow.  According to experts, this was a necessary move to avoid a repeat of 2008.  The announcement calmed fears of a global credit crisis.

But as we all know with the stock market…tomorrow can be a completely different story.  Basically today the U.S. printed some more money…does that seem like a real resolution?

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2011 in HEADLINE NEWS

 

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(9/13/11 VIDEO) HIKERS FREED FROM IRANIAN PRISON; BAIL SET AT $500,000

It was reported that the two hikers, Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer, will finally be released from an Iranian prison.  The courts have requested that $500,000 bail is paid for each of them, before letting them out. 

The two men have denied charges that they were spies from the beginning, but it seems these claims are still in question by Iranian officials.  Where will they get the $500,000?  Seems like a lot of money for bail in a country like Iran.  Where will that money end up?

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2011 in HEADLINE NEWS

 

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(VIDEO) LINDSAY LOHAN GETS 120 DAYS IN JAIL, JUDGE WARNED HER

The judge warned Lindsay Lohan not to push her luck in a previous hearing, but she found out today it was too late.  Lohan was sentenced to 120-days in jail for violating her probation.  The Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner ruled that Lohan violated her probation, due to terms put in place after her DUI arrest in 2007.

Lohan may have got off the hook when a judge ruled to reduce the grand theft case to a misdemeanor, for her alleged necklace theft, but this time she was not so lucky.  Lohan was immediately taken into custody and a bail was set at $75,000. 

When will this girl grow up and realize life is not a joke.

 
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Posted by on April 22, 2011 in HEADLINE NEWS

 

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