Archive for Tuesday, November 13, 2012

25 years ago: High ticket sales on first day of Kansas Lottery

November 13, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 13, 1987:

  • Yesterday's opening of the Kansas Lottery had resulted in estimated gross sales statewide of between $1 million and $1.5 million. Gross sales were expected to be $3.1 million for the first week and $18.1 million during the first game, "Up and Away," which was scheduled to have a 10-week run. No $5,000 winners had emerged in Lawrence on the opening day of the scratch-off game, but there had been at least one $500 winner, several $50 winners and scores of $10, $2, and free-ticket winners.
  • A cookbook compiled by band parents was available for sale at the enormous garage sale held by the Lawrence High School band this week. The floor space of the entire LHS cafeteria was required to display all the hundreds of garage-sale items available to bargain hunters. The sale was a fundraiser for the band's trip tot he Florida-Citrus Bowl Festival during the holiday break.


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