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Updated Jan 30, 2013 - 7:11 am

Arizona Lottery officials report record sales

PHOENIX — Arizona Lottery officials said mid-year sales are almost 11
percent higher than fiscal year 2012 and currently total more than $325 million.

They said year-to-date sales are because of a more than 6 percent increase in
the sale of Scratchers tickets and a nearly 19 percent increase in draw game
ticket sales.

Officials said the state has received more than $72 million in net proceeds

Lottery dollars are allocated to fund a wide variety of public projects and
programs throughout Arizona.

Since the Arizona Lottery began in July 1981, officials said the game has paid
out more than $5 billion in prizes to players.

They said nearly $3 billion in net profit has been paid to Arizona over that
span and almost $591 million in commissions to retailers.


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