Irish Sweepstakes 1948 Two Men Stood to Win 100,000!!

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Irish Sweepstakes 1948 Two Men Stood to Win 100,000!!

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  12 Mar 1948, Fri,  Page 1

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  13 Mar 1948, Sat,  Page 1

So did they win? I couldn’t find anymore information so I guess they both split 50 bucks..

Andrew Balz on Twitter said: Their horse finished 12th, so no big payout..I also seem to recall the prize was £100,000 ($240,000?)..this when $2500 was a good salary

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  07 Mar 1936, Sat,  Page 29

 

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Friday October the 13th– 6:30.. meet in front of the old Leland Hotel on Bridge Street (Scott Reid’s office) and enjoy a one hour Bridge Street walk with stories of murder mayhem and Believe it or Not!!. Some tales might not be appropriate for young ears. FREE!–

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The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
12 Mar 1948, Fri  •  Page 1

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