Sunday, August 10, 2014

Wisconsin Lottery goes from Strength to Strength

The Wisconsin Lottery has announced record levels of sales for the third year running.

Ticket sales for the fiscal year ending June 30, were almost $569 million. The lottery's previous record of just under $566 million was set in the fiscal year ending 2013.

Speaking on Friday Wisconsin Lottery Director Mike Edmonds said it had been a good year for the state's lottery players, tax payers, and business owners and pointed out the record level of sales generated $160 million in property tax relief for home owners.

"Lottery retailers received over $38 million in commissions. Players took home more than $280 million in prizes during the year, including eight $1 million winners," Edmonds said.