Kansas Lottery celebrating second best year

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Kansas Lottery is celebrating after having their second best year ever.

The lottery says they made $75.2 million through the sale of traditional lottery sales and $81.6 million from the four casinos with state-owned and operated gaming. Combined, that money totaled $156.8 million which was transferred to Kansas in the Fiscal Year of 2017, which dates from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

The Kansas Lottery says traditional lottery sales in the Fiscal Year 2017 were $271.4 million, which is only 5.34% behind last year's record of $286.7 million. They also say the transfer of $75.2 million from the traditional lottery sales is the second highest transfer from the sale of the traditional lottery products. Last year's transfer was $78.2 million.

Traditional lottery revenue goes into the State Gaming Revenues Fund. It is then divided to support other funds, such as the Problem Gambling and Addictions Grant Fund, Economic Development initiatives Fund, the Correctional Institutions Building Fund and the Juvenile Detention Facilities Fund.