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Lotto Frenzy Is Good For Local Business Sales

Jan 13, 2016

A customer buys lottery tickets at the Willow Creek Deli Market.
Credit Jorge Avellan / WEMU

With so many people buying lottery tickets for tonight's 1.5 billion dollar drawing, business is up for many establishments. 

Employees at the Willow Creek Deli Market in Belleville have been hearing customers pick numbers the whole day.  The lotto machine has been working non-stop.

Joseph Kamposh, who works at the market, says that's good for business no matter how much customers buy in lottery tickets.  Some people have spent hundreds of dollars.  That's caused sales to increase by almost five hundred percent at Willow Creek.

The drawing will take place tonight at 10:59 PM.

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-- Jorge Avellan is a general assignment reporter for 89.1 WEMU News.  Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu