Arizonans spending more on the lottery

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Looks like Arizonans are betting on lady luck in this down economy.

A recent national comparison shows as a state, we spent $584 million on tickets last fiscal year.

That helped rank us first in percentage increase among the 43 states and D.C. that offer lottery games.

July marked the Arizona lottery's 30th Anniversary in that time the agency has sold $8.5 billion in tickets.