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Published: Tuesday, 7/7/2009

Cincinnati woman has Jackson ticket, can t go


CINCINNATI A Cincinnati woman says she won tickets to the Michael Jackson memorial service but can t afford to go to Los Angeles.

Christine White says she got the e-mail Saturday night telling her she was among the 8,750 lottery winners from the 1.6 million people who applied online for tickets to Tuesday s public memorial at the Staples Center.

White says she s been offered cash and iPods but probably will hang on to the ticket vouchers as a keepsake.

Ticket winners had to present a unique code to exchange their vouchers for tickets at Dodger Stadium and to receive a wristband required for admission to the memorial. Winners were permitted to give away their second ticket.

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