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6/19/04-Longview

Louisianans Buying Texas Lotto Tickets

     Thousands of Louisianans' are streaming across the border in towns like Waskom to buy tickets for the largest lotto jackpot in Texas history. Some like army specialist Eddie Haynes, who's currently stationed in Germany but home on leave, see it as that golden ring. 

     "I go back on Wednesday so hopefully I'll win on Wednesday and retire," says Haynes. Already some are making plans for what they'll do with the money when they win.

    "SLR Mcclaren Mercedes, 400, almost 500-thousand dollars," says Haynes. And some have very unselfish reasons.

    "My son he's at Baylor has had 2 bouts with leukemia and it would be nice if I could win so that I could get him a house that all of his medical equipment would fit in," said Shreveport resident Glenda Potter. These shoppers hope the next lotto millionaire will have a Louisiana address.

Bob Hallmark reporting.

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