May 8, 1995
PITTSBURGH -- Obviously, they don't call him "Big Game Hunter" for nothing.During the regular season, not much about Dale Hunter is written because what he does is not headline material. He mucks. He digs. He gets under the skin of the opposing team's big men.When you want to find Hunter, you usually look for the players in the corner digging for the puck, or into the crowd that's involved in a pushing and shoving match.Or you look deep into the pile of bodies in front of the goal. Somewhere near the bottom you will find Hunter still trying to get position.
January 27, 1999
The first big party of the new year is about to kick off this weekend. And once again Super Bowl Sunday promises to be a blowout -- at least when it comes to food and drink. Sure, there's football being played. But somewhere between the first down and the final toss, the center of attention passes to the buffet table. But the groaning board doesn't have to pack a caloric wallop. Columbia cookbook author Ruth Glick -- also known for her romance novels -- has put together "The Diabetes Snack, Munch, Nibble, Nosh Book" (American Diabetes Association, 1998)
April 2, 1999
THERE'S been nothing like it in Maryland: A $160 million lottery jackpot that has people clamoring for Big Game tickets from lottery vendors. Expect long lines if you wait too late to buy your tickets before tonight's 11 p.m. drawing.Chances are very strong that someone tonight will win this jackpot -- $6.1 million annually for 26 years, or $84.5 million in cash. Lottery officials predict that only 10 percent of the Big Game combinations will be left unplayed by drawing time. That's more incentive for people to take a chance, despite the 76 million to 1 odds.
August 31, 1996
The nation's newest multistate lottery game begins in Maryland today, providing a crucial test of a new state lottery computer system that is not quite up to speed.Tickets for "The Big Game" go on sale in Maryland, Virginia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan and Georgia. For a buck, players can try their luck at winning a prize that starts at $5 million. Jackpots increase if no one wins and could eventually exceed $50 million.With its big, weekly prize, The Big Game is expected to lure more players, possibly taxing a 12-day-old computer system in Maryland that still contains some "bugs."
January 18, 2001
Tuesday's drawing in the $50 million, multistate Big Game lottery produced a $150,000 winner in Maryland who has not claimed the prize. The Giant Food store at 13600 Laurel-Bowie Road sold the winning ticket, a "Quick Pick" random selection. The winning numbers were 07, 08, 13, 35, 50 and the "Big Money Ball," 28. The $150,000 ticket-holder had five of the six numbers correct. No one had all six winning numbers, so the jackpot for tomorrow rises to $59 million. The lottery claim center is in Reisterstown Road Plaza in Baltimore.
June 12, 1996
It's called The Big Game, and lotteries in Maryland and four other states hope it will boost sales in a big way beginning Aug. 31.At a news conference in Chicago yesterday, lottery directors from the five states announced the creation of a new multistate game with jackpots that could exceed $50 million.Lottery retailers in Maryland, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan and Virginia will begin selling the $1 tickets Aug. 31. The first weekly drawing will be Sept. 6 in Illinois.The Big Game resembles Powerball, played in 20 states and Washington, and the lottery directors hope it will compete directly with the older multistate game.