Aug 05, 2022
NJ's Kevin Spacey Ordered To Pay $31 Million To Netflix's 'House Of Cards' Production Company
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Kevin Spacey's career continues to be a tumbling "House of Cards" like the show in which he previously starred. The 62-year-old actor has been ordered to pay approximately $31 million to Media Rights Capital, the production that made Netflix's once acclaimed show.
The South Orange, New Jersey native recently lost his appeal to have an "arbitration award overturned amid allegations of sexual misconduct," the Guardian among numerous other outlets report citing court documents.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mel Red Recana made the ruling in favor of MRC, the production company behind "House of Cards," the first week of August 2022, CNN reports citing documents the outlet obtained.
The Julliard graduate and MRC have been embroiled in battles over the supposed production costs after he was fired from the show for alleged sexual misconduct towards production staff— including an executive producer, during the filming in Maryland of the sixth season in 2017, Variety reports.
The Academy Award winner was also charged with sexual assault in London, UK, on May 26, 2022. In July, he pleaded not guilty to the charges involving three men between 2005 and 2013.
Since 2017, a total of 15 men have claimed the Emmy-nominee sexually assault or harassed them.
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I’m a lottery expert – don’t be taken in by multi-million-dollar jackpots and the best way you can really win big money
A LOTTERY expert has warned against playing multi-million-dollar jackpots before revealing the best way to win big money.
Rich Wheeler, president of Lottery Now, revealed to the US Sun that you're far better off looking at local lotto games instead of shooting for national prizes.2Lottery expert Rich Wheeler told the Sun that playing multi-million-dollar jackpot games might not be the best lotto strategyCredit: KTLA5 2Wheeler said that players should look at state lotto games instead as you can win big money with far better chancesCredit: Getty
"Someone always wins Mega Millions or Powerball eventually, but your odds are greater of being struck by lightning than winning those," Wheeler exclusively told the Sun.
While national games like Mega Millions sometimes boast prizes of over $1billion, the odds are certainly not in your favor.
Players have around a one in 300million chance of taking home one of these jackpots, according to the Mega Millions website.
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Wheeler, who worked with lotteries around the world for nearly 15 years, told the Sun that you can still try your luck at cheap games with big rewards if you look at state lotteries.
The jackpot expert said that states like New York for example have "six or seven other styles of draw games that are selected at different frequencies."
"So, some are selected several times a day and some games are drawn a couple times a week, but essentially the concept is the same," Wheeler said comparing it to big national draw games.
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Lotto players might not be aware that many states have their own draw games that have significantly better odds at winning compared to their national counterparts.
For example, Wheeler said there's a daily game in California called Fantasy 5 with just one in 500,000 odds that could still get you a life-changing prize.
"Now, the jackpot's not going to be as big, but they do tend to have better odds than these big wild hundreds of millions of dollars games," Wheeler told the Sun.Scratchcard tips
While draw games have some of the biggest jackpots, scratchcards have the best possible chance of winning, but it comes at a price.
"The best chance you have of winning a lottery is unfortunately buying the highest price scratch ticket that you can find," Wheeler said.
While draw games are usually just a couple of bucks per ticket, scratchcards can range anywhere from $1 to $30.
"There's a reason for that," Wheeler said while speaking about the pay rates of expensive tickets.
"If you're paying more for a ticket or a game or wager, usually it's designed by the operator such that they have the highest prize payout associated with them.
"So a $1 payout is probably in the high fifties percent whereas a $30 ticket will payout an average of 83 percent."
However, $30 is a lot of money to spend on the lottery at once, so Wheeler said he usually sticks to the cheaper draw games.Read More on The US SunOFF-BRAND Fans wonder if Kanye will make comeback after sudden Kete breakupHUNTING KILLER JonBenét Ramsey murder suspects narrowed down as investigators get key leads
"My philosophy is lottery should be about lots of people spending a relatively small amount of money for a form of entertainment and a thrill, and you're giving back to a good cause," Wheeler said.
Rich Wheeler has helped to develop a service called Mido Lotto which allows players in select states to play draw games on their phones.