Did You Know - Jackpot

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - by Jerry Summers

To those who are prone to succumb to the evil temptation to participate in the Powerball or Mega Million lotteries in Tennessee, Georgia, and other states this article is dedicated.

            For years non-progressive (not liberal) legislators in the Tennessee General Assembly fought off the sinful enactment of removing the archaic Tennessee prohibition banning a lottery until they realized that other states were collecting large sums of money to instill in our underfunded educational system.

            Unfortunately, the origin of the term “jackpot” comes from “gambling” which involves a large amount of money won through previously undesirable games of chance.

            Excuse my limited knowledge but supporting the word comes from a game of draw poker (definition available on Wikipedia) where bets are raised after each hand dealt to the players.

            When the additional amounts are increased from the original ante a considerable amount of money becomes – the “jackpot” which is named after the initial requirement that only a player who was dealt at least a pair of jack face cards can make the first bet.

            When two jacks are finally dealt, and a player opens the betting the winner will take the jackpot.

            For additional instruction contact either a Las Vegas website or Gamblers Anonymous!

(Excerpts from “The Little Book of Answers” – Author – Doug Lennox – (2003) – MJF Books – New York, NY 1001.)

           


Program Of Sharpshooters In The Battle Of Chickamauga Is Aug. 7

CDOT Announces Upcoming Road Closures

River Gallery August Exhibit Announced


Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will present a special 90-minute, ranger-led car caravan tour exploring the role of sharpshooters during the Battle of Chickamauga on Saturday, ... (click for more)

The Chattanooga Department of Transportation announces the following road closures: Wilcox Blvd Tunnel Wilcox Boulevard Tunnel will be closed on the following dates and times for TDOT ... (click for more)

During the month of August, River Gallery will be featuring figurative watercolors by Diana Toma, pastel pencil drawings by Norman Davis and ceramics by Amber Anne Palo. (click for more)



Happenings

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Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will present a special 90-minute, ranger-led car caravan tour exploring the role of sharpshooters during the Battle of Chickamauga on Saturday, Aug. 7, at 2 p.m. This program begins at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center. What was the role of sharpshooters during the Civil War? Americans had long made their ability with ... (click for more)

CDOT Announces Upcoming Road Closures

The Chattanooga Department of Transportation announces the following road closures: Wilcox Blvd Tunnel Wilcox Boulevard Tunnel will be closed on the following dates and times for TDOT inspection: Monday, July 26 at 8 p.m. until Tuesday, July 27 at 5 a.m. Detours will be posted. Please plan additional time while traveling. W 26th Street W 26th Street ... (click for more)

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A public meeting was held in Sale Creek Thursday night to hear comments from the people who would be most impacted by Hamilton County’s purchase of the McDonald Farm. Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger said that he sees the $16 million farm as a great opportunity for all the residents of Hamilton County along with the benefit of creating jobs. Enterprise South, the site where ... (click for more)

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Can The Braves Moniker Be Saved?

Since 1912 the predecessors of the current Atlanta baseball team have been called the “Braves” in Boston and Milwaukee prior to arriving at the Georgia capital in 1966. Although the keeping of the image of an Indian is in danger, the main opposition is not that of Native Americans, but are primarily both political activists and also dedicated supporters of a great Hall of ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

Hurray for the weekly edition of The Saturday Funnies but as we put together this week’s quiz, it dawned on us that there is just one more edition before our children resume classes. We hope the weekly quiz we added this summer has been a fun part of Saturday’s giggles. We do not actually write The Funnies. They are spawned by the funny emails we get each week from our Internet ... (click for more)