Texas Lottery sets record in ticket sales

The state lottery registered a record in ticket sales. Credits: Texas Lottery

The lottery generated more than US$100 million in sales of scratch-off tickets in just one week.

US.- The Texas Lottery has revealed that it has sold more than US$100 million in scratch ticket sales in the week from December 23 to December 29, 2018. Sales for the seven-day period totaled US$100 million, surpassing the previous record of US$99.6 million set in March 2018.

The Texas Lottery has generated more than US$1.5 billion in scratch ticket sales so far in fiscal 2019 and is on its way to break the previous annual scratch ticket sales record of US$4.4 billion set in fiscal 2018, Lottery Post revealed.

Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery, said: “This is a very special time for the Texas Lottery as we continue to experience unprecedented growth and we are especially thrilled to celebrate this tremendous record week of scratch ticket sales. Revenue generated from these games supports public education and veterans in Texas.”

“Our scratch ticket sales have reached unprecedented levels during the current fiscal year, a testament to our strategic game planning and the extraordinary teamwork among our staff, vendors and retailers. As we continue to introduce fun and innovative scratch ticket games to our players, and our draw games continue to perform, we’re on pace for another record-breaking year for total sales and revenue to the state.” Grief added.

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