And those theatergoers paid an average of $68.86 a ticket, about $2.75 more than last year.
I do my best to earn a living and all I'm doing is paying a ticket to the city.
"We've got 800 people here now who paid $150 a ticket to get into the gala."
He said was paying $500 a ticket, then turning it over to agents for a commission.
By law, the Lottery can pay a winning ticket only once.
Some contributors have paid $500 a ticket; top price in 1973 was $7.50.
"It's certainly not cost effective since the agents are only paid $5 a ticket for the process," she said.
"We had trouble getting anybody to pay $2 a ticket."
But thousands have paid from $4 to $8 a ticket to see them play anyway.
Because the audience one day is going to pay eight bucks a ticket.