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Ohio Lottery reports record sales

Jul 5, 2010, 6:16 am

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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.


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Member #60282
April 12, 2008
3857 Posts

And it will continue to grow...

    United States
    Member #81841
    October 31, 2009
    856 Posts

    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