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Pennsylvania Lottery / Drakes Cont. Attempt To Win #254226

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 02, 1977
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(Studio) Young couple in Pennsylvania, who sold car and almost everything else last May to gamble on winning grand prize in state lottery, recalled. Following is update report on their efforts.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(McMurray, Pennsylvania) Report on efforts of Tom and Philomena Drake, inspired by movie, "Rocky", to win Pennsylvania lottery by going for broke. Lottery drawing is to be held Tuesday [Philomena DRAKE - cites things they sold to buy tickets.] [Tom DRAKE - says they sold everything that wasn't tied down or absolutely necessary.] (Scenes from "Rocky", courtesy United Artists, shown.) [Tom DRAKE - compares own fight to Rocky's.] Reporter notes Rocky lost fight.
REPORTER: Charles Osgood

Reporter(s):
Mudd, Roger;
Osgood, Charles
Duration:
00:01:50

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