Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited December 10, 2016, 11:02 pm
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

Kansas Lottery sets sales record

Kansas LotteryKansas Lottery: Kansas Lottery sets sales record

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.

AP

We'd love to see your comments here!  Register for a FREE membership — it takes just a few moments — and you'll be able to post comments here and on any of our forums. If you're already a member, you can Log In to post a comment.

3 comments. Last comment 9 years ago by Just6ntlc.
Page 1 of 1

United States
Member #16612
June 2, 2005
3493 Posts
Offline
Posted: July 11, 2007, 3:09 pm - IP Logged

Wow, Kansas lottery sales are increasing that fast. I hope they increase Powerball sales next season.

    justxploring's avatar - villiarna
    Wandering Aimlessly
    United States
    Member #25360
    November 5, 2005
    4461 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: July 12, 2007, 1:17 am - IP Logged

    Wow, Kansas lottery sales are increasing that fast. I hope they increase Powerball sales next season.

    Apparently people would rather play the games with better odds.  27% is a big drop in sales.  Another news article on LP reports that a woman won $12.9M in Hot Lotto.  That game has odds of 1 in 10.9M as opposed to 1 in 146M for PB. 


      United States
      Member #16612
      June 2, 2005
      3493 Posts
      Offline
      Posted: August 4, 2007, 2:11 am - IP Logged

      I hope the winner steps forward to take cash option in Hot Lotto. I think Hot Lotto sales are increasing despite lower odds than Powerball.