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Object lesson: Not all discrimination is harmful

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If your crutches were preventing you from exercising your statistics disability, worry not: the DC Lottery and Gaming Board is looking out for you. Or for their revues anyway. They’ve filed notice that they intend to amend the municipal code to guarantee that organizations selling lottery tickets have to meet ADA requirements for access and won’t shut out the differently-able from throwing their money down the toilet by buying lottery tickets.

No lottery sales agent shall discriminate against any individual on the basis of a disability in the full and equal enjoyment of lottery related goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations of any lottery licensed facility;

There’s a multitude of exemptions in there, though, for organizations that might find it financially prohibitive to make structural changes to their facilities. There’s no requirement if the cost exceeds 25% of the revenue they bring in selling this junk, but they’ll have to “make the lottery related goods and services available through alternative methods,” such as curb service or signage directing people to the nearest ADA-compliant lottery seller.

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Get Rich Quick

Powerball Bunny by Eda Cherry

If you hadn’t heard or noticed, tonight’s Powerball jackpot is worth a cool $250 million.  Yep, a quarter of a billion dollars folks.  Of course after taxes you’ll only be left with a paltry $125 million (assuming you’re the sole winner), but you can still do a lot with that kind of money like:

Or you could quit your job and do whatever you want to for the rest of your life.  What would you do with that kind of bullion?

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Giant Donates $100,000 to Food Bank

Giant Donates $100,000 to Capitol Area Food Bank
Remember that mystery $144 million Powerball winner back in April? Well, that lucky dog claimed his prize (but chose to remain anonymous) but there’s one clear beneficiary of the winnings: Capital Area Food Bank. The lottery rules state that the seller of the winning ticket gets a portion of the cash, and Giant chose to donate to CAFB to support the renovation and construction of a larger food distribution center.