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Posted Nov 21, 2011 by Dennis Joyce

Updated Nov 21, 2011 at 10:14 AM

Tribune reporter Lindsay Peterson pried five years worth of data from the state lottery last year for a project called, “How the lottery plays you.”

It’s worth reprising one of the more useful findings from that effort: Where you can find the luckiest lottery stores.

Here’s a list of the Hillsborough County retailers that paid out the most money for each dollar spent on the lottery there in 2009.

- College Hill Pharmacy, 3503 N 22nd Street, $13.72

- Price Buster Food Center, 3412 W Baker St., $5.62

- J & J Wine & Spirits, 13904 W Hillsborough Ave., 3.89

- Metro Market @ Kennedy, 4650 W Kennedy Blvd., $3.38

- Kmart #4245, 8245 N. Florida Ave., $3.04

Click here to see all five years of data, plus interactive maps showing how much your neighbors are winning at the lottery and where the lottery takes the biggest bite.

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