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Gas Gamble

June 30th, 2008 by flanews

The Florida Lottery will buy a few lucky winners gas for their rest of their lives.
Tickets are now being sold for a massive gas give away. As Whitney Ray tells us, the gas gamble has people who never play the lottery buying tickets.

Hear it Here: Gas Gamble

While there are few winners in the gas game, for a few drivers luck will change. The Florida Lotterys Summer Cash game offers a lifetime supply of fuel for people with the winning tickets. Sharon Devore said she never plays lottery, but when she heard gas was up for grabs she decided to gamble.

I would be willing to buy a ticket once a week now in order to get gas for a lifetime, said Devore

Prices over four bucks a gallon have some drivers feeling their luck is down.

Its very difficult between the grocery store and the gas station, said Leslie Sullivan.

Michael Henry hopes this five dollar ticket can turn the tables.

I want to play and see if I could win it. It would save me a lot of money in the long run, said Henry.

Forty lifetime gas prizes will be awarded over the next two months. Four hundred people will win gas for a year. Winners will be given prepaid gas cards worth a hundred bucks a piece.

Lifetime winners will receive 26 cards every year. Some drivers say winning a lifetime supply of fuel wouldnt change their driving habits.

Im definitely into conservation. I think its necessary, said Sullivan.

To put it into perspective the gas giveaway may be the winning ticket for some drivers and the lottery. Sales for Floridas Lottery are predicted to be down 43 million dollars this year. Drawings will be held on Wednesdays starting July 9th. The odds of winning depend on how many people buy tickets.

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