Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited October 26, 2021, 4:12 pm
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

Louisiana Lottery reports boost due to Powerball

Jan 20, 2004, 10:57 am

Share this news story on Facebook
Tweet this news story on Twitter
Louisiana LotteryLouisiana Lottery: Louisiana Lottery reports boost due to Powerball

Louisiana lottery revenue took a significant jump last year, largely because of four Powerball jackpots that exceeded $100 million in the last half of 2003, lottery officials said.

During the calendar year 2003, lottery revenue totaled $330.1 million, up from $309.6 million in 2002 and $314.2 million in 2001. The lottery took in $290.2 million in 2000 and $272.1 million in 1999.

State government gets at least 35 percent of the lotterys take each fiscal year.

Since July, the multistate Powerball game sold through the Louisiana Lottery has had jackpots of $250 million in July, $140 million in August, $190 million in October and $210 million in December.

Instant ticket sales are also on the rise, said lottery vice president Karen Fournet. Sales exceeded the $11 million mark last month for only the fourth time in nine years.


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.

Posted 18 years ago. No comments.
Page 1 of 1