Louisiana Lottery quarterly revenue up, more money goes to state government

Louisiana Lottery quarterly revenue up, more money goes to state government

POSTED: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 4:00am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 4:04am

For the second quarter of fiscal year 2012, the Louisiana Lottery Corporation transferred more than $36.4 million to the state, up 11 percent from 2011 and exceeding budgeted transfers by more than $3.8 million.

 No other lottery jurisdiction in the U.S. contributes a greater percentage of revenue to its government.

Lottery President Rose Hudson credited the Lottery’s success over the last three months to strong Powerball, Pick 3 and Pick 4 sales, as well as the launch of the multistate game Mega Millions, which offers a starting jackpot of $12 million and unique draw nights of Tuesdays and Fridays. The Lottery’s other jackpot games are drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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