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June 29, 2004

Lake Park - Donna Sue Tharp can barely keep up with her customer flow. "There's a line all the time," said Tharp.

The hot item that's drawing the crowd to Lake Park's Citgo Station is Mega Millions tickets. Georgia's Mega Million lottery has climbed to 220 million dollars, and these customers are feeling lucky. "Like everybody else, I'm hoping I could be a millionaire," said Richard Versprille.

Donna Sue can't even count how many tickets she's sold this week, and her customers come from everywhere. "They come up from the Florida line, or they're traveling down for the Pepsi 400, 4th of July," said Tharp.

And while they're chances of winning the jackpot may be slim, these customers already have plans for their winnings. "I'd retire from driving trucks for one, and take a long vacation," said David Bradley.

"I'd give a lot to the church and spread it around to my four children and 13 grandchildren," said Versprille.

"I'm going to stop working," said Joseph Allen. "Then I'm going to give the store clerk a big tip." A plan that makes Donna Sue's long day of selling worth all the hard work.

posted at 4:15 P.M. by ashley.harper@walb.com