Originally posted on Awful Advertisements  |  Last updated 12/4/12
For years, residents of Pennsylvania could count on seeing the above commercial during the holiday season, advertising how great lottery tickets were as gifts. Like clockwork, the commercial would show up on every TV channel starting on Black Friday,and seemingly run every commercial break. The ad has been running since 1992, with occasional edits to reflect new games offered by the lottery. The ad itself isn't too bad, but the sheer amount of times that it's played during the holiday season is enough to drive someone mad. As the elderly man walks throughout his small town handing out scratchoffs to various people he seemingly interacts with on a daily basis, like the guy at the newsstand or the girl at the coffee shop, a batch of Christmas carolers sing about the various games the state lottery offers to the tune of "The Twelve Days of Christmas", and I'm sure every resident of the state knows exactly which random number games Pennsylvania offers mainly due to this commercial. ...
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