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Published November 29, 2012, 07:02 PM

Bigger Jackpots Bring More Traffic to Businesses

Lottery tickets were selling at a rate of 130,000 a minute coast-to-coast and people were buying more than just tickets at gas stations and grocery stores.

Lottery tickets were selling at a rate of 130,000 a minute coast-to-coast and people were buying more than just tickets at gas stations and grocery stores.

Locally many of the businesses see an increase in sales across the board with people grabbing a snack, soda or even dinner along with their ticket. Gas station and grocery store employees say bigger jackpots equal bigger sales and many local businesses schedule more employees than usual to keep up with the lines of people hoping to win millions. Lezlie Johnson has more.

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