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‘Win an Inn’ contest spurs probe in Maine


CENTER LOVELL, Maine — State police are investigat­ing whether an innkeeper violated state law in an essay contest in which her 210-year-old inn was the prize, a spokesman said Monday.

The investigat­ion focuses on whether the “Win an Inn” contest violated state law governing games of chance, said Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety. The Boston Globe reported Monday that some contest losers felt the odds were stacked against them.

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