Gambling Watchdog Hits Jackpot

Gambling Watchdog Hits Jackpot


THE OTHER VICTIM WAS A 55-YEAR-OLD RELATIVE. HE’S IN CRITICAL CONDITION. ALSO MAKING NEWS, A WEST SUBURBAN WOMAN HITS IT BIG, WINNING A $25,000 SWEEPSTAKES BUT SOME ACCUSE HER OF BEING A HYPOCRITE FOR PLAYING THE GAME AT ALL. THEY PULLED MY NUMBER. Reporter: CATHY WON BIG EARLIER THIS MONTH, TAKING HOME A $21,000 SWEEPSTAKES. THIS IS QUITE INTERESTING. IT’S TOTALLY UNBELIEVABLE. Reporter: GILROY, WHO’S ENTERED VARIOUS SWEEPSTAKES FOR DECADES SIGNED UP HERE AT THIS VILLA PARK GAMBLING PARLOR. I’VE WON HALF A DOZEN TVs, TRIP TO CALIFORNIA, TRIP TO FLORIDA, TRIP TO THE BAHAMAS. A COUPLE STEREOS. Reporter: BUT THIS WIN WAS DIFFERENT. I’VE NEVER WON FROM A GAMBLING PLACE. I SAID, DO I GIVE IT BACK? DO I DONATE IT? Reporter: SO TORN ON WHAT TO DO BECAUSE SHE’S AN ANTI-GAMBLING ADVOCATE. IF THEY HAD A LICENSE AND COMPLIED WITH THE ORDINANCE AS FAR AS THE LENGTH OF TIME IT TAKES PLACE AND THE SIZE OF THE JACKPOT, I’D HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THAT. Reporter: MOST RECENTLY RAISING A RED FLAG ON AN UNLICENSED VFW RAFFLE WORTH MORE THAN $1 MILLION. I ONLY ENTER THE LEGAL ONES. GAMBLING IS THEFT BY CONSENT. YOU LET SOMEBODY ELSE STEAL YOUR MONEY. Reporter: ONLINE SOME ARE QUICK TO CALL THIS OUTSPOKEN GAMING OPPONENT A HYPOCRITE FOR TAKING THE CHECK. PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHAT I DO AND GAMBLING. I HAVEN’T SPENT A PENNY. IT’S ALL FREE. Reporter: SO WHAT IS SHE GOING TO DO WITH ALL THAT MONEY? GILROY TELLS ME SHE’S ALREADY PUT THE $25,000 AWAY AND INVESTED IT. IN VILLA PARK, CHARLIE DEMAR, CBS 2 NEWS. GILROY SAYS ALTHOUGH SHE’S

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