Kansas Lottery reports second best year ever

The state lottery revealed that the fiscal year 2017 was the second best ever with US$156 million in combined sales.

US.- The Kansas Lottery reported that fiscal year 2017, from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, was the second best year ever. Combined sales from lottery and four casinos totaled US$156 million, a little behind from the current record.

Traditional lottery sales reach the US$75 million mark, whilst the four state-owned and operated casinos collected US$81.6 million during fiscal 2017, as WIBW revealed. The traditional sales were only 5.34 percent behind 2016’s fiscal record, which was US$286.7 million. Officials also said that the transfer of US$75.2 million is the second highest, a little behind the US$78.2 million from 2016. The revenue from traditional lottery does directly to the State Gaming Revenues Fund, where it is then divided to support other funds, such as the Problem Gambling and Addictions Grant Fund, Economic Development initiatives Fund, the Correctional Institutions Building Fund and the Juvenile Detention Facilities Fund, as the news outlet said.

Last month, Kansas insisted on legalising a measure that would’ve allowed self-service lottery dispensers in the state. Spokeswoman of the local lottery, Sally Lunsford, said back in March that he bill was built to increase revenue and reduce labor costs for retailers and used other states that already implemented the measure as examples.

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