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Man Who Bans Himself From Gambling Wins Big
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In Pennsylvania, an effort to help gambling addicts is working well. Too well for a 55-year-old man who had to give up $2,000. The man joined a state program that promised to not let him gamble. The man snuck into a casino in Erie, won the jackpot but because of the program, was not allowed to collect.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene.

In Pennsylvania, an effort to help gambling addicts is working well - too well for a 55-year-old man who has to give up a $2,000 jackpot. The man joined a program that helps you help yourself. You sign up, and the state promises not to let you gamble. Promise kept. The man snuck into a casino in Erie, won the jackpot, but officials found him on the list. As the program requires, the man got no money. He was simply charged with trespassing.

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