ALASKAN MAN MAKES GOOD ON BET As the ice breaks up on the Tanana River in Alaska Mervin Anderson has plenty to smile about. His prediction of the time of the great meltdown nets him $80,000 in a Far North version of the Irish Sweepstakes.
GREY CUP 1976 - 2 Cheerleaders on the field at the 1976 Grey Cup at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, Canada. The Ottawa Rough Riders and the Saskatchewan Roughriders play for the Canadian Football League Championship. Winners of the Golden Sweepstakes are interviewed by a reporter.
Date: November 28, 1976 - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:03:39:00, With Audio
LOTTERY WINNERS - CANADA A group of 17 lucky Canadian citizens in Camrose, Alberta split over 53 million dollars after winning Canada's largest lottery. The winners pick up their checks and mug for the cameras or quietly contemplate what to do with their share of the money.
Date: October 28, 2005 - COLOR Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:33:00, No Audio
N.H. SEES FIRST LEGALIZED SWEEPSTAKES RACE Salem, New Hampshire holds the first legalized sweepstakes race raising 2 million for the state's educational system. "Roman Brother" makes six lucky ticket holders very happy as he comes in first.
TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE Millions cheer vivid floral wonders at Rose Tournament Parade in Pasadena, California. Myriads of blossoms are woven into gorgeous and colorful floats, as nearly every community of the state sends representation to the 43rd annual display. The spirit of Olympia, bringing to mind the international athletic games to be held this year, proves to be one of the most interesting floats, but to the city of San Marino goes the distinction of the most beautiful entry. An australian lyre bird made from sweet peas and china lilies wins the grand sweepstakes award.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:00:00, No Audio
GALLANT FOX WINS BELMONT RACE - 1930 Famous jockey Earl Sande and thoroughbred Gallant Fox win the Belmont Sweepstakes. The horse sets a new record for the race and his rider isn't slowed down either in spite of a bandaged face following an auto accident.
CHAMBERMAID CONTEST In Pasadena, California a lightweight bed-making championship. Timelapse of chambermaids making a row of beds. Blanche Scott wins the chambermaid's sweepstakes and holds up her trophy.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:50:00, No Audio
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