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Illinois Lottery Sees $1.9Billion In Sales During First Part Of Fiscal Year 2024

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The Illinois Lottery has reported that sales reached $1.9Billion in the first six months of the 2024 fiscal year, returning $456Million to the state. 

Illinois Lottery Sales Reach $1.9Billion In 2024 So Far

Plenty of good has come from the Illinois Lottery sales with over $4.1m raised for good causes via its scratch ticket programme, generating revenue for causes including homelessness, breast cancer, police memorials and Illinois veterans.

During the fiscal period, Illinois launched its first $50 Instant Ticket, generating over $500,000 for the Common School Fund.

The largest prize won from that was a jackpot of $27.75m, becoming the largest lotto prize won in the state for over seven years.

Director of the Illinois Lottery, Harold Mays was speaking on the sales: “For 50 years, the Lottery has provided Illinois residents with fun and entertainment, a chance to win, and an opportunity to make a difference through the funding we generate – with K-12 education as the Lottery’s primary benefactor during most of our time serving Illinois. The Lottery has contributed more than $24 billion in revenue to educational funding in Illinois.

“A $50 scratch ticket is not new to the lottery industry, but new to Illinois, and it’s proven to be popular with players and retailers alike. Already, three Illinois players have won $1 million playing this game. There are three top prizes of $10 million still to be won, and we can’t wait to meet those lucky players.

Allwyn Aid Lottery Sales

The Illinois Lottery is supported by Allwyn’s iLottery platform, website and app, helping grow online players and sales year-over-year. This platform has played a part in sales during the first half of the 2024 fiscal year go up by a third over the same period in 2023.

Keith Horton, Illinois General Manager and General Counsel for Allwyn North America commented: “With a focus on digital innovation, combined with retail excellence, we are growing the Lottery’s player base and sales by offering engaging game content and new ways to play, backed by a data-driven and machine-learning based approach to Customer Relations Management.

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