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GA Lottery hits jackpot in ticket sales

By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

September 29, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - They say you can't win if you don't play. And people are. The Georgia Lottery set another yearly sales record.

During the fiscal year that ended June 30th, lottery players spent a record 3.5-billion dollars on tickets. That is nearly 100 million dollars more than last year's record.

Some players say the bad economy is actually leading more people to play the lottery in hopes of hitting the jackpot.

"Because they are trying to win that money so they can pay for gas. They usually play the lottery on Tuesday because of Mega Millions and on Friday night for Mega millions to try to win that big money," said Flash Food clerk, Anne Adkins.

The Georgia lottery has put more than 10 billion dollars toward education in the state in the last 15 years.

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