"Soviet lotto jackpot features toilet paper" (various sources) MOSCOW - A lottery in the Ukranian city of Stakhanov didn't top the $115 million jackpot offered last week in Pennsylvania, but the winners seemed happy with their prizes: rolls of toilet paper. The newspaper "Literary Gazette told the story of Ira, a girl who bought three tickets and walked awat with several rolls of toilet paper, a towel and a small bowl. The lottery tickets cost 50 kopeks - about 81 cents - more than the actual price of mant of the prizes. "But don't forget that there are great shortages," Wednesday's article read. "In the city of Stakhanov, except for the lottery, one cannot get these goods." Other lucky ticket holders in Stakhanov won hens, pigs, goats, detergent, and bath soap. --- Jeff Boerio -- Tg Programming Purdue University Computer Science Dept.
(From the "Rest" of RHF)