A string of murders occur at Tombstone caused by the Tucson Ten Percent Ring stealing the winning Arizona lottery tickets. Earp gathers proof of the ring's involvement hoping to use the testimony of a winning couple to convict the leader.


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Episode cast overview:
Shotgun Gibbs
Ron Foster ...
Clara Nelson
Shiloh Smith
Michael Emmet ...
Lester Vail ...


The Ten Percent Ring in Tucson, Arizona has created a lottery to gather funds for new schools that is supposed to pay $380,000 to the winners. A spate of murders around Tombstone has Doc Holliday suggesting to Earp the victims were buyers of winning tickets but the winning numbers have not been announced yet. Mr. Milligan who works for the ring leader Shiloh Smith comes into a saloon to ask Johnny-Benind-the-Deuce for a private conversation. Johnny's girlfriend Clara gives him a derringer for protection in the meeting which Johnny is forced to use to kill Milligan who asked to buy Johnny's lottery ticket. Earp holds Johnny in custody for protection and tells Clara to not worry. Earp with Doc and Shotgun assume Smith has a list of the winners with him in Tucson of which they steal a copy. Later, a man breaks into Clara's room and steals her and Johnny's ticket. She sees Smith receive it and follows him to recover the ticket. He refuses to return it forcing Clara to wound him. Earp ... Written by Anonymous

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16 February 1960 (USA)  »

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Wyatt Earp: The Ten Percent Ring, a political gang who ran Arizona territory in the 80s, decided to operate a big lottery for the ostensible purpose of raising money for new schools. The lottery was supposed to pay $380,000, but it paid off in murder, thievery, and trouble for Marshal Wyatt Earp.
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The Legend of Wyatt Earp
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by The Ken Darby Singers
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