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Lottery sales soar to highest ever

Lottery sales soar to highest ever

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Lottery just experienced its best sales week ever.

Georgia Lottery sales for the week ending February 11 soared to over $101.2 million, more than $5 million ahead of the previous record set in 2007.

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Increased Georgia Lottery sales mean more dollars for the HOPE Scholarship and pre-K programs.

Sales were strong across the board, with Powerball and KENO! having their highest sales week in Georgia Lottery history. Cash 3, Cash 4 and instant games enjoyed their highest sales week of the fiscal year.

Take a romantic weekend trip for Valentine's Day

Take a romantic weekend trip for Valentine's Day

ATLANTA -- Be spontaneous this Valentine's Day -- take a spur-of-the-moment trip to beautiful High Point, N.C., and spend less while doing so!

This weekend's DealChicken Atlanta deal is a two-night stay at the historic J.H. Adams Inn, former home to John Hampton "Hamp" Adams and his family. Pay just $194.99 for this incredible offer, which includes a full continental breakfast, a $100 food voucher to Hampton's and a $50 spa voucher -- normally a $389.98 value.

Learn more about the J.H. Adams Inn at www.jhadamsinn.com. It is located at 1108 North Main Street in High Point, roughly 5-and-a-half hours northeast of Atlanta.

This deal expires on August 10, 2012.

DEALCHICKEN | Half-price PJs for Valentine's Day

DEALCHICKEN | Half-price PJs for Valentine's Day

ATLANTA -- Stumped about what to buy your sweetheart this Valentine's Day?  DealChicken Atlanta is offering a romantic, yet practical idea.

Pay only $25 for $50 worth of merchandise from PajamaGram with DealChicken's exclusive offer. Choose from plenty of styles of pajamas and loungewear, in sizes ranging from infant to 3XL.

Get more information and learn how to place your order at www.dealchicken.com/atlanta-ga.

This offer expires on May 1, 2012.

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DoMyOwnPestControl.com Rated Among Top Online Companies for Customer Service

DoMyOwnPestControl.com Rated Among Top Online Companies for Customer Service

In an effort to provide people with better alternatives to expensive pest control services, DoMyOwnPestControl.com continues to impress its customers with quality products and exceptional customer service and has been awarded with the STELLAService EXCELLENT seal of approval.

Norcross, GA  - January 25, 2012

As one of the fastest growing companies from Atlanta, GA, DoMyOwnPestControl.com, an online pest control store, has successfully passed the rigorous 350 point inspection and awarded the EXCELLENT seal of approval by STELLAService, a company that specializes in providing consumers with trustworthy rankings of online stores.

The STELLAService Company is known for its thorough evaluations of customer experience, and its ability to identify the best online companies.

DEALCHICKEN | $15 for $30 from Presto Dry Cleaners

DEALCHICKEN | $15 for $30 from Presto Dry Cleaners

ATLANTA -- Too busy to take your clothes to the cleaner's? Monday's DealChicken Atlanta deal was made for you.

For one day only, DealChicken members can have their clothes dry cleaned for half the usual price. Presto Dry Cleaners is offering DealChicken subscribers $15 for $30 worth of services -- and, best of all, the company can both pick up and drop off clothes at times that are convenient for customers.

This deal expires on July 24, 2012. Presto Dry Cleaners serves customers in Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties.

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Bigger, better, more: The new Powerball

Bigger, better, more: The new Powerball

ATLANTA -- The new Powerball makes its deut this week with bigger starting jackpots, better overall odds and more millionaires.

The enhanced game's first drawing will be Wednesday.

Powerball starting jackpots will double to $40 million and will grow faster. The game's second prize will increase from $250,000 to $1 million, and to $2 million with the Power Play option. Additionally, overall odds and odds to win a jackpot prize have improved.

The game's ticket price also will change from $1 to $2 per play.

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Players can still multiply with the Power Play option for an additional $1 per play.

Where can I recycle my Christmas tree?

Where can I recycle my Christmas tree?

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Did you know that Gwinnett residents recycle one out of every five Christmas trees in Georgia?

Join your neighbors and bring your tree to one of numerous drop-off locations across the county after the holidays. The trees will be turned into mulch through Georgia's Bring One for the Chipper program.

Trees must be stripped of all lights and ornaments before they will be accepted for recycling. Artificial trees will not be taken.

Drop off your tree between Dec. 26 and Jan. 16. The trees will be chipped on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Bethesda Park in Lawrenceville. To volunteer at the chipping event, call 770-822-5187 or visit www.gwinnettcb.org.

Participating drop-off locations include:

Buford
* Fire Station 14, 1600 Highway 23
* Fire Station 24, 2735 Mall of Georgia Boulevard
* Fire Station 29, 2800 Thompson Mill Road