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Free drawing for $500 added for Sunday Wildcats matinee
$500 Early Bird payouts continue at all Tuesday sessions
The fair is over and bingo is back at the T & C Emporium
Atlantic City casinos in much trouble
Best Father’s Day Ever for One Tehama County Man
Firefighter’s luck leads to $1.3 million win in Cottonwood
Russian gang steals over a billion internet passwords

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Free drawing for $500 added for Sunday Wildcats matinee

            VACAVILLE—A last minute change in promotion for the popular Sunday Wood Wildcats Sunday matinee bingo has resulted in a free drawing for $500 cash. A $500 Daub Card Drawing has been added to the August 17th session. A special drawing ticket will be attached to each free Daub Card game card given out on that day. At the conclusion of the $200 Daub Card game, a drawing will be held with the winner to receive $500 cash!

            Players attending the Wildcats session on Sunday, August 3rd will receive an extra Double Action game card with their paid admission. And on Sunday, August 10, the fun Double Day will be held. Each player will receive double drawing tickets and there will be double the Table Drawings held during the session.

            On Sunday, August 24th, the volunteers will host the very popular In The Monitor Day. Wildcats Bingo players will win free bingo whenever their bingo number is in the monitor at the time a valid bingo verified on regular games.

            The Wildcats progressive Cat Cash Match drawing is once again climbing. As we went to press, the top cash prize was sitting at $1,300!

            The Wildcats Blind G-Ball progressive jackpot game is also getting up there and was at $3,100 as we went to press.

            End of the month drawings for cash, free bingo and prizes will be held on Sunday, August 31st. Added to the prizes of cash and free bingo, the End of the Month session, features  Good Neighbor games and drawings for a Prince and Princess who will also receive $5 each time their favorite number is called.

            Players can buy in each Sunday with the Express I setup that includes a one six-on paper game pack and one pack of specials plus a Bonanza game card and Double Action game sheet. The Matinee Express II admission is available for $19 and includes two packs, two packs of specials and the Bonanza and Double Action special game sheets for the matinee session.

            All regular games are guaranteed to pay out $250 to the lucky winners at each Wildcat Sunday matinee sessions. There are lots of flashboard games that pay out up to $1,199.

The Wood Wildcats Sunday Matinee session starts each week at 12:30 p.m. The Vaca Valley Bingo hall opens up each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. with Warm-up games starting about one half hour prior to the beginning of the regular session. As with all other sessions of bingo at Vaca Valley, there are no electronic bingo machines used at the hall.

            All sessions are played at the Vaca Valley Bingo hall. The Vaca Valley Bingo hall is located at 190 Bella Vista Road, at the I-80 and Davis Street exit and features separate glass enclosed smoking and non smoking rooms. For more information, call (707) 449-4646.

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$500 Early Bird payouts continue at all Tuesday sessions

VACAVILLE—The volunteers at the popular Tuesday night Vacaville H.S. Music Boosters Bingo will continue to pay out $500 on each of four Early Bird games at their sessions during August.

The month will start off with the fun and popular In The Monitor night on Tuesday, August 5th. Players with their bingo number appearing in the monitor at the time when a regular game bingo is verified, will receive a night of free bingo matching what they are playing.

Back to school comes early now and the bingo volunteers will celebrate that event with a free drawing for a new laptop computer on Tuesday, August 12th.

All players will receive a free game strip for a special $1,000 Strip game at their session scheduled for Tuesday, August 19th. Additional strips can be purchased prior to the start of the game.

The End of the Month drawings will be held on Tuesday, August 26th with players taking home prizes of cash and free bingo.

The popular Trifecta game on Tuesday, June 3rd. The Trifecta game pays out $250, $250 and $250 to the winners. And don’t forget that the Bonanza game is now guaranteed to pay out $500 to the lucky winners.

The Vacaville H.S. Music Boosters Bingo volunteers have continued the Blind G-Ball free game with the jackpot currently sitting at $1,100 as we went to press.

Players can also join in each night and play the Bonus Ball game. For only $1, players get a chance to win $250 or the Baby Bonus Ball jackpot of a lesser amount.

Players also enjoy several games of Tic Tac, Buck-A-Roo and Grand Slam games that are played prior to and during each regular weekly session. Players may also join in and play the many Flashboard and popular $1,000 Grand Slam games at each session.

The Vaca Valley Bingo hall is located at 190 Bella Vista Road, at the East bound I-80 and Davis Street exit. The Vaca Valley Bingo hall features separate glass enclosed smoking and non smoking rooms and the full service snack bar. There is always free coffee for bingo players. A great snack bar is also open at 4:00 p.m. with hot dinner specials, side orders, desserts and soft drinks.

Doors open each Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. and the Early Birds start at 6:30 p.m. No electronic bingo machines are used a the Vaca Valley Bingo hall. For more information, call (707) 449-4646.

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Firefighter’s luck leads to $1.3 million win in Cottonwood

    COTTONWOOD, CA.It’s grueling and dangerous – yet it’s an exceptionally rewarding line of work. But talk about exhausting! That’s why nobody can blame Steven Woodlief for “lying in bed all day” during his time off from the fire house on A recent Wednesday.

   Little did the 24-year-old U.S. Forest Service firefighter from Shasta County know he would wake up and become a millionaire. Not a dream this time! “First I went to my nephew’s Tee Ball game, and then I went to the gas station to cash in $15 worth of Scratchers® I had in my pocket.”

      Woodlief (who is a member of the elite Shasta Lake Hotshots firefighter crew based out of Redding) decided he would take his $15 in “found money” and invest it in a few more $2 California Lucky Life tickets. After his purchase, he said he drove over to his parents’ house and started scratching away. “I saw ‘LIFE’ in the square and told my dad that I thought I won. He took it from me and started reading back and forth making sure it was ‘legit!’ From there I was nervous and in shock!” the Anderson resident remembered with a laugh.

      Who can blame him? By uncovering the “LIFE” logo, Woodlief won $1,000 every single week for the next 25 years of his life! That’s a grand total of $1.3 million before Uncle Sam gets his cut. This young firefighter actually thought it might be his lucky day after he started scratching his small stash of tickets and immediately won a free $2 game. From there it got better. Much, much better!

      “I took it (the $1.3 million winner) back to the gas station where I bought it to make sure it was ‘legit.’ We scanned it into their little scanner and it came out ‘give funds: one million, three hundred thousand dollars.’ He (the clerk) was jumping up and down for me. We know him. He’s a high school student and he was just jumping for joy!” Woodlief recalled.

      Woodlief has already decided he’ll be buying a new truck with his winnings, while possibly investing the rest. “I don’t have a for sure plan at all. I’m still in shock. I’m just staring at the (jumbo) check right now. It’s amazing.”

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The fair is over and bingo is back at the T & C Emporium

      NAPA—The annual bingo recess is over and it’s back to bingo at the Napa Town & Country Bingo Emporium. The fun starts up on Friday evening with the Napa Valley Soccer Club kicking things off at 6:45 p.m. with their early games. Players enjoy a $35 admission buy-in that includes up to five 6-on paper game packs, specials and a fully loaded electronic bingo machine.

      The regular schedule of bingo includes four sessions played at the Napa Town & Country Bingo Emporium. Starting off each week on Sunday, The Vintage H.S. Music Boosters host an early evening session starting at 5:15 p.m.

      Doors open each Sunday at 2:00 p.m. for the Vintage Music Bingo session and the session begins at 5:15 p.m. All regular games pay out $250 to the lucky winners. Each week there is a drawing for a progressive jackpot as well as drawings for cash and free bingo prizes throughout the evening.

      Each week, players participate in a Come Back drawing for a minimum of $100. If not won the prize is rolled over to the following Sunday session. Admission tickets from the previous week’s session are used to select the winner. The regular full admission is $40 and includes all you can play up to five 6-on paper game packs with a fully loaded electronic bingo machine and special game paper. Players enjoy lots of flashboard games that pay out $200 up to $1,199.

      On Monday evenings the volunteers at the Napa Youth Sports Bingo organization staff the evening bingo session starting at 6:45 with the Warm-Up game. Players have a chance to win a big cash prize if their admission ticket is drawing for the Baseball Progressive. Players also enjoy the must go Soccer Ball Drawing with a top prize of $300.

      Admission is also $40 for a complete buy-in that includes up to five 6-on paper game packs, a fully loaded electronic bingo machine and specials. Players can join in and play the Hot Ball game for just $1. The Hot Ball jackpot of up to $250 is won when a player bingos on the evenings designated Hot Ball number.

      On Saturdays, the Napa H.S. Band Boosters take over the Bingo Emporium opening the doors at 4:00 p.m. The Warm-up game is played starting at 6:15 p.m. All games with the exception of the Quickies, pay out $250 to the winners and there is lots of flashboard games played each Saturday evening.

      Regular admission is $40 and on the last Saturday of each month, players are given a $5 discount on the full admission package.

      The Town and Country Bingo Emporium features separate glass-enclosed smoking and non smoking rooms. Hot Ball games are played at all sessions and each session features a $100 Come Back drawing weekly. The snack bar is open during the session each week offering a limited menu including hot entrees, sandwiches and desserts. Free coffee is always available for bingo players. For more information call (707) 252-5420.

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Atlantic City casinos in much trouble

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.—According to AP, Atlantic City’s casinos are trying mightily to find balance amid a rapidly contracting and constantly changing gambling market.

On July 14th, they got some unexpected good news, even if it might not last long. Not counting the Atlantic Club, which closed in January, the 11 casinos that operated in both 2014 and 2013 increased their revenue by nearly 4 percent in June. Most of that improvement was due to the $9.5 million in Internet gambling winnings that did not exist a year ago.

The numbers come as Atlantic City's casino market is experiencing a rapid contraction. Trump Plaza sent out closing notices to 1,153 workers Monday, the Showboat is closing Aug. 31, and Revel says it also will shut down if a buyer can't be found at a bankruptcy court auction next month. That could result in a quarter of Atlantic City's casinos shutting down in just nine months in the oversaturated northeastern gambling market.

With the Internet money and without the Atlantic Club, the casinos won $235.9 million in June, up from $227.1 million in June 2013, when Internet gambling was not yet legal in New Jersey. Although it still helped the bottom line, Internet gambling registered its third straight monthly decline.

When the Atlantic Club's revenue numbers are factored in, however, the casinos' revenue was down 5.7 percent for the month.

Trump Plaza posted the biggest decline in June, down nearly 32 percent from a year ago to $4.7 million. Showboat was down 16.6 percent to $14.1 million, and Revel was down 1.9 percent to $11.3 million.

The Golden Nugget posted the biggest monthly increase, up more than 34 percent to $14.3 million. The Tropicana was up nearly 23 percent to $25.8 million.

Among Internet gambling sites, the Borgata continued to lead the market with $3.4 million in online winnings. Caesars Interactive had $2.6 million, the Tropicana had $1.7 million, the Golden Nugget had $710,635 and the two Trump casinos each had about a half million in online revenue in June.

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Best Father’s Day Ever for One Tehama County Man

    RED BLUFF—As far as Father’s Days go, it would be hard for any dad out there to top the day Joshua Jefferson just had. It was actually a fairly ordinary day right up until he scratched off a $5 Million Jackpot Scratchers® ticket. That’s because that $20 Scratchers ticket that he purchased for himself earlier that day was worth a whopping $5 million!

    Jefferson told us that it has always been a dream of his to be a millionaire. Then again, who hasn’t dreamt of being a millionaire? Well, his dream has now come true five times over. Now that Jefferson has fulfilled his dream of being a millionaire, he said he plans on using his newfound wealth to help his mother and to take care of his young daughter.

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Russian gang steals over a billion internet passwords

    According to various news reports on the internet, a Russian crime ring has amassed the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials, including 1.2 billion username and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses, security researchers say.

      The records, discovered by Hold Security, a firm in Milwaukee, include confidential material gathered from 420,000 websites, ranging from household names to small Internet sites. Hold Security has a history of uncovering significant hacks, including the theft last year of tens of millions of records from Adobe Systems.

Hold Security would not name the victims, citing nondisclosure agreements and a reluctance to name companies whose sites remained vulnerable. At the request of The New York Times, a security expert not affiliated with Hold Security analyzed the database of stolen credentials and confirmed it was authentic. Another computer crime expert who had reviewed the data, but was not allowed to discuss it publicly, said some big companies were aware that their records were among the stolen information.

“Hackers did not just target U.S. companies, they targeted any website they could get, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to very small websites,” said Alex Holden, the founder and chief information security officer of Hold Security. “And most of these sites are still vulnerable.”

So far, the criminals have not sold many of the records online. Instead, they appear to be using the stolen information to send spam on social networks like Twitter at the behest of other groups, collecting fees for their work.

But selling more of the records on the black market would be lucrative.

While a credit card can be easily canceled, personal credentials like an email address, Social Security number or password can be used for identity theft. Because people tend to use the same passwords for different sites, criminals test stolen credentials on websites where valuable information can be gleaned, like those of banks and brokerage firms.

The hacking ring is based in a small city in south central Russia, the region flanked by Kazakhstan and Mongolia. The group includes fewer than a dozen men in their 20’s who know one another personally—not just virtually. Their computer servers are believed to be in Russia.

By July, criminals were able to collect 4.5 billion records. After sorting through the data, Hold Security found that 1.2 billion of those records were unique. Because people tend to use multiple emails, they filtered further and found that the criminals’ database included about 542 million unique email addresses.

“Most of these sites are still vulnerable,” said Mr. Holden, emphasizing that the hackers continue to exploit the vulnerability and collect data.

Mr. Holden said his team had begun alerting victimized companies to the breaches, but had been unable to reach every website. He said his firm was also trying to come up with an online tool that would allow individuals to securely test for their information in the database.

The disclosure comes as hackers and security companies gathered in Las Vegas for the annual Black Hat security conference this week. The event, which began as a small hacker convention in 1997, now attracts thousands of security vendors peddling the latest and greatest in security technologies. At the conference, security firms often release new research — to land new business, discuss with colleagues or simply for bragging rights.

Yet for all the new security mousetraps, data security breaches have only gotten larger, more frequent and more costly. The average total cost of a data breach jumped 15 percent this year from last year, to $3.5 million per breach, from $3.1 million, according to a joint study last May, published by the Ponemon Institute, an independent research group, and IBM.

Last February, Mr. Holden also uncovered a database of 360 million records for sale, which were collected from multiple companies.

“The ability to attack is certainly outpacing the ability to defend,” said Lillian Ablon, a security researcher at the RAND Corporation. “We’re constantly playing this cat and mouse game, but ultimately companies just patch and pray.”

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