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Italian Gamblers Turn to Pope

4 April 2005

ROME, Italy – As reported by Reuters: "Grief or no grief, many Italian lottery addicts are looking to the late Pope John Paul for their lucky number.

"Across the Roman Catholic country, punters are rushing to lotto sellers and gambling on numbers linked to the Polish Pontiff in the belief those digits are now lucky, a betting news agency said.

"…The most popular numbers are 21 and 37, corresponding to the time of death (21:37 local), the number 2 after the day of the Pope's death on April 2, and 84, his age at death.

"…Punters have also been putting money down on who will succeed John Paul as pope…"

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