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Feeling lucky? Two Arizona MVD locations in Phoenix area to sell lottery tickets

In this Jan. 13, 2016 file photo, a clerk hands over a Powerball ticket for cash at Tower City Lottery Stop in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

PHOENIX — “Lucky” is not one of the first words to come to mind for those who frequent the Motor Vehicle Division in Arizona, but now visitors can play their hand at the lottery.

According to KJZZ, the Arizona MVD will now start to sell lottery tickets. Vending machines at MVD locations in both Glendale and Scottsdale will dispense scratch-off and draw tickets — the same kind you can purchase at a gas station.

Nikki O’Shea, a spokeswoman with the Arizona Lottery, told KJZZ the agency chose those MVD locations because they are “high-traffic areas.”

“With people waiting to be serviced by MVD, they might take a look around and see our lottery vending machine and think, ‘Hey, I’d like to play a scratcher while I’m waiting a few minutes,'” O’Shea told KJZZ.

However, if you do happen to get lucky while waiting in line at the MVD, the government agency will not be able to give you the money you won.

The program is expected to last for three months to “test the expansion of gaming among government offices,” according to KJZZ. If it works well, O’Shea said, it could expand to other state agencies.

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