12 Top lottery retailers in the West Valley

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PHOENIX -- There may be a down economy, but Arizonans hoping to strike it rich are buying lottery tickets at a record setting pace.

The Arizona Lottery reports it closed out the 2010 spending year with a record-breaking $551 million in sales, highest amount in Arizona Lottery history.

Javier Soto runs down the 12 places selling the most lottery tickets, and they're all in the Wast Valley. According to an Arizona State University economist, the West Valley does so well in terms of sales because there are more seniors with discretionary income living there.

It is important to note that top sales does not necessarily translate to top winnings.