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GREEN BAY - All 3,000 Green Bay Packers tickets in the Brown County lottery for 2016 were claimed.

The Green Bay Packers make 3,000 tickets per home game available to Brown County residents in return for the county-only sales tax that paid for the 2003 renovation of Lambeau Field. The Packers reduced the number from 4,000 because in recent years it required two drawings for all the tickets to be claimed. It took two drawings this year as well.

The 1,000 tickets withdrawn from the lottery will go to people on the season ticket waiting list, which will be reduced by 500 or more names. The waiting list stands at about 122,000 names.

Residents who paid for Brown County tickets will receive notification in May of the games to which they are assigned. Tickets will be mailed late in July.

Individuals who received preseason game tickets in 2015 are guaranteed regular-season tickets this year.

To be considered for the lottery, contact the Green Bay Packers tickets office at (920) 569-7501.

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