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Ohio Lottery reports record sales

Ohio LotteryOhio Lottery: Ohio Lottery reports record sales

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Ohio Lottery says it's on a roll, with the introduction of Powerball helping the agency post another year of record sales.

Officials say the lottery enjoyed $2.48 billion in sales during the fiscal year that ended Wednesday, up from $2.42 billion in the previous fiscal year.

Sales grew for the ninth straight year.

The lottery says it has poured $728.6 in annual profits into a state education fund.

Officials say that's the second largest profit transfer in the lottery's 36-year history.

Powerball arrived in Ohio in mid-April, becoming the state's second multistate, multimillion dollar lottery game after Mega Millions.

The state already has had two tickets matching all the winning numbers, including one in early June worth a $261.6 million jackpot.

AP

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Posted: July 5, 2010, 7:12 am - IP Logged

And it will continue to grow...


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    Posted: July 6, 2010, 2:24 am - IP Logged

    That’s some welcome press for Ohio’s lottery! They need something to offset the Keno loses they are having. Yet another flagrant violation of reality.

    Q: what is round on both sides and high in the middle?

    A: O-HI-O

    DD