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Maryland Lottery uses automated sorter to expedite shipments of scratch-off tickets

"We ship about 10 million tickets every week, which is significant for a state the size of Maryland and it's growing over time," said Jim Nielsen, assistant deputy director and chief operating officer. Maryland Lottery and Gaming is the fourth largest contributor to the state after income, sales and corporate taxes. Last fiscal year, sales from the lottery contributed $1.2 billion to the state.

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New Hampshire could lose millions in funding over federal lottery decision

As state legislators work to pass a budget by the end of June, a federal ruling over lottery money could mean that the state will lose millions of dollars in funding. The U.S. Department of Justice in November reversed a 2011 legal opinion that said only interstate sports betting is in violation of the federal wire act, which now means online lottery sales are illegal.  New Hampshire officials said the move could cost the state millions of dollars in school funding.

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NEW YORK LOTTERY & VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING FIRST IN THE NATION TO BREAK $10 BILLION IN COMBINED SALES & NET WIN IN A SINGLE FISCAL YEAR

“New York’s long history of increasing earnings for New York’s public K-12 schools is a direct result of sound business planning, mature and responsible stewardship of our lottery and video lottery products, and a fundamental continuous improvement effort,” said Commission Acting Executive Director Robert Williams.  The New York State Gaming Commission’s Lottery and Video Lottery operations today reinforced their collective standing as North America’s largest and most profitable Lottery businesses by becoming the first to break $10 billion in combined sales and net win for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. Combined, the record-breaking earnings generated $3.47 billion in Lottery Aid to Education which accounts for 13 percent of all New York State School Aid disbursed in FY2018-2019

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