Monday, April 21, 2003

Everyone needs a hobby
Quebec man suing Loto-Quebec for not winning:
SHERBROOKE, Que. (CP) -- A Quebec man is suing Loto-Quebec, saying it fooled him and that the provincial lottery only sells losing tickets.

The man, who is on welfare, spent $840 last March on a variety of tickets that didn't win. He is now suing Loto-Quebec for $879.58.
He shouldn't be such a piker. How about some punitive damages?

And then in London. there's Fugitive caught after appearing on TV game show:
LONDON (AP) - An Irish fugitive wanted on charges of causing death by dangerous driving was arrested by police in London after he appeared on a TV game show, winning its top prize.

At a court hearing today, a judge ordered that Michael Furlong, 26, be extradited back to Ireland to face the charges.

Police sources later said Furlong was recognized by viewers of the Channel 4 game show Boys and Girls when he was plucked from the audience to participate. He went on to win the 100,000-pound ($235,000) prize offered by the battle of the sexes game in an edition of the show broadcast two weeks ago.
Furlong, who wore jeans and a black T-shirt with "Available" written on it for the hearing at Bow Street Magistrate's Court, was placed in police custody. No date was fixed for his return to Ireland.
All dressed up and no place to go.