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Anti-Gambling Activist Takes Heat for Big Sweepstakes Win

Some call her a hypocrite, but Kathy Gilroy says sweepstakes differ because they're free to enter

(Newser) - For decades, Kathy Gilroy has crusaded against gambling, saying it can lead to addiction, bankruptcy, crime, and suicide and that it "erodes society's values and work ethic," per the Chicago Tribune . But the suburban Chicago woman recently won $25,000 by playing a sweepstakes game at a... More »

Sweepstakes as an Obsession, and a Cash Cow

Entering contests is serious business for 'sweepers'

(Newser) - Looking for a hobby that’s brainless and profitable? Then you might want to join the ever-growing ranks of “sweepers,” people who enter as many sweepstakes as they can, assuming they’ll eventually win something. The Wall Street Journal has managed to track down many who’ve done... More »

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