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Heard about the Lottery’s new Mercedes?

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on Sep. 30, 2011 at 8:14 pm |
October 3, 2011 9:21 am

Some folks may think it’s just a new way for Washington’s Lottery to take suckers for a ride.

That’s not quite the agency mission, insists Lottery director Bill Hanson. So what is it?

Hanson said Friday that the agency bought a $49,000 Mercedes Sprinter van for use as a marketing tool to boost Lottery ticket sales at the Puyallup fair and other big festivals where it sets up for marketing . He said it is an idea the agency dreamed up to boost revenues and help fill the state’s yawning budget hole.

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