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Lottery sales drop, despite economy

WATERLOO (KWWL) -- The down economy is also hurting another source of government revenue: the lottery.

According to La Fleur's magazine, which tracks the lottery business, lottery sales nationwide fell by about $215 million in the third quarter compared to last year. The phenomenon is quite unusual, since lotteries usually grow more appealing to players when the economy takes a turn for the worse.

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