The Kansas Lottery hits the jackpot itself — record sales are recorded for the fiscal year ended June 30th.
Lottery officials report sales of nearly $241 million. That's up two percent from the previous year, which also showed record sales. Some $71 million will go into state coffers, the highest transfer in a single year since Lottery sales began in 1987.
Kansas Lottery director Ed Van Petten cited the success of the lottery's first $20 scratch ticket and Kansas-themed tickets promoting business and tourism.
New online games like Hot Lotto and the new monitor game Kansas Hold 'Em are also credited for the good year.
Van Petten said that Powerball tickets recorded a 27% drop in sales from a year ago.