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2009-01-26 17:23:30

A Colorado woman said she plans to sell the $1.25 million house in Maryland that she won with a $100 raffle ticket. Karen McHale of Idaho Springs said she purchased the raffle ticket as a way of contributing to the Maryland charity running the auction, We Care and Friends. She said she and was completely in shock, in disbelief, upon finding out that she won the Edgewater, Md., home, The Washington Post reported Monday. McHale said she has decided to sell her prize at auction rather than move...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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