SAMUEL INSULL - FORTUNE TURNS Samuel Insull, utilities millionaire and co-founder of the company that would become General Electric talks about the turn his fortune has taken from coming to America with two hundred dollars and an offer for a job to, "Today I haven't that two hundred dollars or a job either." Mr. Insull amassed a fortune in utilities and transportation companies bringing cheap electricity to millions but lost everything in the Depression and was later accused of securities fraud. Insull was cleared of the charges but left America to live in France where he later died of a heart attack penniless.
CHINESE LOTTERY The Chinese government holds a lottery in Shanghai to raise funds for aviation and road construction advances. Citizens gather together as the winning numbers are selected through an unusual series of devices and spinning balls.
PARIS LOTTERY The lucky numbers at a Paris lottery are drawn following a complicated assortment of spinning machines before announcing that a local hairdresser Paul Bonhourse has won $5,000,000 frances ($307,000).
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
LOTTERY TICKET PURCHASERS LINE UP Hand held (Dutch angle) pan from the happy face of a hopeful gentleman to a long line of impatient shoppers at an indoor mall waiting to buy their lottery tickets at a Lotto booth.
Date: October 26, 2005 - COLOR Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:09:00, No Audio
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