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The Luck of the Draw

The Luck of the Draw
  • Author : Peter Stone
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2011-04-15
  • ISBN : 9780199842445
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

From the earliest times, people have used lotteries to make decisions--by drawing straws, tossing coins, picking names out of hats, and so on. We use lotteries to place citizens on juries, draft men into armies, assign students to schools, and even on very rare occasions, select lifeboat survivors to be eaten. Lotteries make a great deal of sense in all of these cases, and yet there is something absurd about them. Largely, this is because lottery-based decisions are not based upon reasons. In fact, lotteries actively prevent reason from playing a role in decision making at all. Over the years, people have devoted considerable effort to solving this paradox and thinking about the legitimacy of lotteries as a whole. However, these scholars have mainly focused on lotteries on a case-by-case basis, not as a part of a comprehensive political theory of lotteries. In The Luck of the Draw, Peter Stone surveys the variety of arguments proffered for and against lotteries and argues that they only have one true effect relevant to decision making: the "sanitizing effect" of preventing decisions from being made on the basis of reasons. While this rationale might sound strange to us, Stone contends that in many instances, it is vital that decisions be made without the use of reasons. By developing innovative principles for the use of lottery-based decision making, Stone lays a foundation for understanding when it is--and when it is not--appropriate to draw lots when making political decisions both large and small.

Luck of the Draw

Luck of the Draw
  • Author : B.J. Daniels
  • Publisher : HQN Books
  • Release : 2019-05-21
  • ISBN : 148809893X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

He may get a second chance at his one true love—if someone doesn’t kill her first When Garrett Sterling leaves for a horseback ride through his family’s sprawling Montana property, he’s expecting a relaxing break from the construction at the Sterling guest ranch. What he gets is something far more sinister. It all happens so fast that it’s hard for Garrett—and the authorities—to sort out the facts. Two things are certain, though: someone is dead and the killer knows there was a witness. But when the one woman he could never forget emerges as a key suspect in the investigation, Garrett will do anything he can to help clear her name. She’s still keeping secrets from him—that much is clear. But Garrett won’t rest until he uncovers what really happened that day, how she’s involved—and why everything she’s ever told him is a lie.

The Luck of the Draw

The Luck of the Draw
  • Author : Kale Gray
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2020-06
  • ISBN : 9780997754391
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

In this debut novel by Kale Gray, the reader will be treated to a coming to life adventure of rodeoing and romance, buddy road trips, and college campus capers, as well as the clash of two- and four-legged mustangs as they make their passage into adulthood. You'll hang on every word as they compete for love and for prize money to live on and pay tuition.

Luck of the Draw

Luck of the Draw
  • Author : Chris Gudgeon,Barbara Stewart
  • Publisher : arsenal pulp press
  • Release : 2001
  • ISBN : 9781551520827
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Money. Gobs of it. In the blink of an eye - or the drop of a ball-- it's all yours. Everyone dreams about striking it rich by winning a lottery. We all feverishly line up to purchase our tickets, and watch TV or scan the newspapers to see if we have won, even though the odds are better that we will be struck by lightning. Still, we perservere, because no matter what else happens this week, you can be sure that someone, somewhere, will win the big one. Lotteries are an unparalleled popular phenomenon. But what happens after the winners are revealed, and the checks have been issued? How does winning a lottery change one's life? Luck of the Draw profiles past winners of big lotteries, and how their windfall impacted their lives, mostly for the better, but interestingly sometimes for the worse, such was the case of a Florida widow who won $5 million in 1984; three years later, she lost her mansion and fancy cars, and owed the IRS $500,000 for back taxes. Eventually she was arrested for trying to hire a contract killer to take out her daughter-in-law, whom she blamed for her lottery misfortune. The book also depicts the past, present and future of lotteries in North America and the world over, and includes a special chapter on the revived phenomenon of big-time TV game show winners. Who wants to be a millionaire? Seemingly, everyone. In a country where eighty percent of adults have played a lottery, creating a multi-billion dollar industry, Luck of the Draw is an insightful inside look at lotteries, its winners, and its losers.

Luck of the Draw

Luck of the Draw
  • Author : Kate Clayborn
  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Release : 2018-04-24
  • ISBN : 9781516105137
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Buying a lotto ticket with her two best friends didn't change Zoe's life. Only following her heart would do that . . . Sure, winning the lottery allows Zoe Ferris to quit her job as a cutthroat corporate attorney, but no amount of cash will clear her conscience about the way her firm treated the O'Leary family in a wrongful death case. So she sets out to make things right, only to find gruff, grieving Aiden O'Leary doesn't need-or want-her apology. He does, however, need something else from her. Something Zoe is more than willing to give, if only to ease the pain in her heart, a sorrow she sees mirrored in his eyes . . . Aiden doesn't know what possesses him to ask his family's enemy to be his fake fiancée. But he needs a bride if he hopes to be the winning bid on the campground he wants to purchase as part of his beloved brother's legacy. Skilled in the art of deception, the cool beauty certainly fits the bill. Only Aiden didn't expect all the humor and heart Zoe brings to their partnership-or the desire that runs deep between them. Now he's struggling with his own dark truth-that he's falling for the very woman he vowed never to forgive.

Luck of the Draw : True-life Tales of Lotteries and Their Winners

Luck of the Draw : True-life Tales of Lotteries and Their Winners
  • Author : Chris Gudgeon
  • Publisher : Scarborough, Ont. : Prentice-Hall Canada
  • Release : 1995
  • ISBN : 9780132266062
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Money. Gobs of it. In the blink of an eye - or the drop of a ball? it's all yours. Everyone dreams about striking it rich by winning a lottery. We all feverishly line up to purchase our tickets, and watch TV or scan the newspapers to see if we have won, even though the odds are better that we will be struck by lightning. Still, we perservere, because no matter what else happens this week, you can be sure that someone, somewhere, will win the big one. Lotteries are an unparalleled popular phenomenon. But what happens after the winners are revealed, and the checks have been issued? How does winning a lottery change one's life? "Luck of the Draw" profiles past winners of big lotteries, and how their windfall impacted their lives, mostly for the better, but interestingly sometimes for the worse, such was the case of a Florida widow who won $5 million in 1984; three years later, she lost her mansion and fancy cars, and owed the IRS $500,000 for back taxes. Eventually she was arrested for trying to hire a contract killer to take out her daughter-in-law, whom she blamed for her lottery misfortune. The book also depicts the past, present and future of lotteries in North America and the world over, and includes a special chapter on the revived phenomenon of big-time TV game show winners. Who wants to be a millionaire? Seemingly, everyone. In a country where eighty percent of adults have played a lottery, creating a multi-billion dollar industry, "Luck of the Draw" is an insightful inside look at lotteries, its winners, and its losers.

Luck of the Draw

Luck of the Draw
  • Author : Barbara Stewart,Chris Gudgeon
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release : 2010-07-16
  • ISBN : 145878312X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Everyone dreams about striking it rich by winning a lottery. We all feverishly line up to purchase our tickets, and watch TV or scan the newspapers to see if we have won, even though the odds are better that we will be struck by lightning. Still, we perservere, because no matter what else happens this week, you can be sure that someone, somewhere, will win the big one. Lotteries are an unparalleled popular phenomenon. But what happens after the winners are revealed, and the checks have been issued? How does winning a lottery change one's life? Luck of the Draw profiles past winners of big lotteries, and how their windfall impacted their lives, mostly for the better, but interestingly sometimes for the worse, such was the case of a Florida widow who won $5 million in 1984; three years later, she lost her mansion and fancy cars, and owed the IRS $500,000 for back taxes. Eventually she was arrested for trying to hire a contract killer to take out her daughter-in-law, whom she blamed for her lottery misfortune. The book also depicts the past, present and future of lotteries in North America and the world over, and includes a special chapter on the revived phenomenon of big-time TV game show winners. Who wants to be a millionaire? Seemingly, everyone. In a country where eighty percent of adults have played a lottery, creating a multi-billion dollar industry, Luck of the Draw is an insightful inside look at lotteries, its winners, and its losers.

Luck of the Draw

Luck of the Draw
  • Author : Rachael Renee Anderson
  • Publisher : Cedar Fort
  • Release :
  • ISBN : 9781599557274
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Brighton Andrews accepts a bet to date three girls at the same time, who must be roommates and not know they are dating the same man. After being thwarted on several attempts, Brighton is forced to take desperate measures.

The Luck of the Draw

The Luck of the Draw
  • Author : Karen Eastwood
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2018
  • ISBN : 9780646991825
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

"Luck is a clear theme throughout Allan May's life: the lottery of being called up for National Service, surviving the Battle of Long Tan, a wealth of lucky escapes, as well as fortunate wins. Growing up in the Brisbane seaside suburb of Wynnum, Allan May's childhood was where he learned the art of survival. It prepared him well for [h]is Army role as a forward scout. Was this also part of his luck? Had he experienced a different childhood would he have survived the Battle of Long Tan? Infused with humour, larrikin escapades and an abundance of 'near-misses', The Luck of the Draw is a pacey, warts-and-all story which makes for a compelling read."--Back cover.