It’s a record-breaking spring for the Arkansas Lottery

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May report shows strong sales

It’s a record-breaking spring for the Arkansas Lottery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-- Contact Kara Lee Ford at 501-683-1646 for more information

 

June 8, 2018

 

LITTLE ROCK – The May numbers are in, and year to date, Arkansas Scholarship Lottery total sales are up 12.5 percent, or nearly $51 million, versus the same period last year.

 

Here are the specifics for May 2018:

Total Sales            $40,396,655

Total Revenue     $40,568,778

Total Prizes          $28,118,783

Commissions       $2,276,167

Net Proceeds      $8,037,625

 

With the month’s net proceeds at more than $8 million, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has now raised nearly $768 million for in-state scholarships. In total, it’s been a great spring for lottery sales. March’s report recorded the Lottery’s highest-ever month for prizes, ticket sales, retailer commissions, and total revenue. The numbers in April’s report showed it was the biggest-ever April for prizes, ticket sales, retailer commissions and total revenue as well.

“For the fiscal year through May, we now stand at $7.4 million above budget for scholarship proceeds,” Director Bishop Woosley said. “Maximizing proceeds for scholarships is why we’re here, and these are incredible numbers. And with the June 15 scholarship application deadline nearly upon us, we’d like to encourage any Arkansas student to apply for one at scholarships.adhe.edu.”

 

The full May report was released to the Lottery Oversight Committee today. This report is available to the public at the Lottery website: MyArkansasLottery.com/about/reports.

 

About the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery

More than 92 cents of every dollar of Lottery revenue goes to prizes, scholarships, retailer commissions, and other expenses in Arkansas. Since Lottery sales started in 2009, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has provided more than $767 million for in-state college scholarships to Arkansas students, $2.5 billion+ in prizes to players, and more than $221 million in commissions to Lottery retailers.

 

Follow the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.. Visit MyArkansasLottery.com  for more information on scholarships, winners, games, odds, promotions -- and to join The Club for free. To hear winning numbers, call the Winning Numbers Hotline at 501-682-IWON (4966). To get help with problem gambling, contact the National Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-522-4700.

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