CLEVELAND—Explaining that they simply didn’t want to have to deal with the immense time commitment and emotional exhaustion, sisters Katie and Ellen Cattell each privately admitted to reporters this week that they were hoping the other sibling would someday be the one to take care of their aging parents.
WASHINGTON—According to a report issued by the U.S. Department of Prizes Monday, 84 percent of Americans are, at any given moment, participants in a contest, giveaway, or game. "Not only are 20 percent of citizens participating in reality shows, but nearly triple that number are eligible for cash prizes simply by purchasing a lottery ticket, opening a bottle of soda, shopping in a supermarket, or by tuning in to WJYY's Ticket Tuesday every Tuesday between noon and 2 p.m.," the report read in part. "Perhaps more alarming, millions of Americans are currently being mailed literature explaining how they may have already won and not even know it." The report went on to point out that results are not valid in Alaska and Hawaii.