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Georgia lottery sales climb during holidays

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The holiday season has lottery sales climbing in South Georgia.

Lottery tickets are a popular choice for Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers. Convenience store owners say they always see an increase in lottery sales this time of year, especially with the holiday games.

"Holiday Cash is a one dollar ticket, Seasons Greetings is another one and Fosty the Dough man is also popular. They have a few others but those have been our top three selling lottery tickets," said Michael Smith, owner of Smitty's.

Smith says lottery sales were slow Monday because many people are still off for the holidays, but he expects business to pick back up later this week as many customers come back to cash in their winnings.

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Coastal Georgia
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"Holiday Cash is a one dollar ticket, Seasons Greetings is another one and Fosty the Dough man is also popular. They have a few others but those have been our top three selling lottery tickets," said Michael Smith, owner of Smitty's.

 

Frosty the doughman has three top prizes of $225,000, and two have already been claimed. It will not be reprinted, so good luck looking for the needle in the haystack....albeit a big needle.

 

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    Posted: December 28, 2005, 8:56 am - IP Logged

    Frosty the Doughman! Green laugh

     

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      Posted: December 28, 2005, 9:23 am - IP Logged

      Frosty the Doughman! Green laugh

      Could be worse: In November they had an instant  game called Hallo-win

       

                                     

                    

       

       

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        Posted: December 28, 2005, 12:47 pm - IP Logged

        They have a new $1 ticket called Fill'er up.  LOL

        How are you going to win if you don't play?

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          Posted: December 28, 2005, 1:06 pm - IP Logged

          Frosty the doughman and Jingle Jumbo Bucks are both out of top prizes.  I know which two games I'm not playing when I go to GA tomorrow :)  (Hello Giant Jumbo Bucks LOL)

          How are you going to win if you don't play?

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            Posted: December 28, 2005, 2:13 pm - IP Logged

            TN- there are 13 top prizes of $150,000 left on this Giant Jumbo Bucks run, but of course they will reprint.....

            Thanks for the info on the Jingle Jumbo Bucks game. No more $750,000 jackpots ....... Bang Head

            Good Luck !

             

                                           

                          

             

             

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              Posted: December 28, 2005, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

              the web sight says that king kong cash has 7 unclimed winners

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                Posted: December 28, 2005, 4:21 pm - IP Logged
                KING KONG$500,00023

                How are you going to win if you don't play?

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