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Laporte home to winning Powerball ticket

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Laporte's lakeside tavern is claiming bragging rights - "It pays to play at the Popple" - and for good reason.

For about six years, when the Powerball is in $70 million-plus territory, bartender Bruce Geckler "takes care of the bookwork," collecting $5 from patrons and heading over to Laporte Grocery to purchase lottery tickets.

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The Sept. 26 drawing proved to be worth the effort.

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