JUNEAU - Weather permitting, a co-owner of the Anchorage business that organized a $500,000 lottery will be flying into town today with 30,000 tickets to give Juneau a chance to participate before a winner is drawn Friday.
The $5 tickets are expected to be on sale from noon to 7 p.m. at Marlintini's Lounge located at 9121 Glacier Highway near Juneau International Airport.
By law, at least 10 percent of the money leftover after the payout must go to a charity. If expenses eat up less than 90 percent of the after-payout revenue, the excess also goes to the charity. The expenses are subject to review and audit by state regulators.
The Anchorage nonprofit Standing Together Against Rape is the beneficiary of the lottery being run by Abe Spicola and his Anchorage business, Lucky Times Pull Tabs. The cost of running the lottery - and associated risk if ticket sales don't raise enough to cover the payout and expenses - are borne by the operator.