WGN Channel 9 - Night Beat - "Spooky Lottery Hijinx" (1980)
Here's an excerpt from an episode of Night Beat on WGN Channel 9 where the news story was about a lottery fraud and scandal in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that took place on Thursday, April 24th 1980, in which people tampered with and rigged the "Daily Number" game by injecting liquid into the ping-pong balls, in order to weigh them down and produce a desired outcome.
Seen selecting the balls is "senior citizen witness" Violet Lowery (not implicated in the scheme). The man on our right is Lottery official Edward Plevel, who was convicted for his role in the fix.
During the course of the story, anchor Jack Taylor narrates over our own Illnois State Lottery Daily Game drawing for Friday, September 19th 1980, in which the winner numbers were 6-3-2.
This aired on local Chicago TV early Saturday, September 20th 1980.
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This clip aired on Saturday, September 20th 1980, and is included in the following categories: