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Florida Lottery inks deal with Walmart

The Florida Lottery announced a big get for new Secretary Cynthia O'Connell late Tuesday: Florida will become the first state to offer lottery tickets in Walmart stores.

Walmart will sell tickets in 27 of its Neighborhood Market locations in what is considered a pilot program. The deal includes stores in Pinellas Park, Largo, Clearwater, Pompano Beach, Plantation and Coral Springs.

Orlando-area stores will be the first to offer lottery tickets starting Oct. 5, with other stores rolling out sales later that month. Read more details from the Associated Press.

Customers can buy scratch-offs and drawing games, including Powerball, Florida Lotto, Fantasy 5, Play 4, Cash 3 and Lucky Lines.

"By expanding our retail footprint, we're able to sell more tickets, which in turn raises more money for education programs in the state," O'Connell said in a statement.

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Hal (RSA)

Great. So the people who shop at Walmart who are already living pay check to pay check are going to be tempted further to put hope in a gambling scheme like the lottery. That's just great.

r big

please send me the "winning" numbers for the mega money game friday the 30th of sept. 2011 and while your at it give me the Lotto numbers as well cause it's probably rigged cause you can't watch the drawings live anywhere. Think about it. Why not?

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