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“This growth over last year is thanks to our players and retailers, who understand the great things Pennsylvania Lottery games provide,” said Lottery Executive Director  Sil Lutkewitte. “For the third consecutive year the Lottery generated more than $1 billion  to support vital services and benefits for older adults across the state. This is great news, but the numbers also underscore the importance of getting legislative relief from the statutory minimum rate of return to position the Lottery to deliver more dollars to senior programs in future years.”

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Lottery Director John Musgrave said the number of video slot machines at the state’s four racetrack casinos tell the tale, dropping from the maximum of 13,900 to 7,354 currently in use, a decline of 53 percent. “We’ve had quite a decline in the machines approved at the various facilities, and that’s because of competition,” he told the Lottery Commission. “You can see the impact competition has had on us.”Video lottery and table games at the four casinos accounted for more than half of the Lottery’s gross revenue, at $641.36 million, dropping $84.57 million or 11 percent from 2012-13.

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Lottery Director Vernon Kirk said record sales for Instant Games and the "exceptional performance" of Mega Millions contributed to this fiscal year's milestone. Additionally, the number of retailers selling traditional game products jumped from 535 stores in 2011 to the current total of 655. "The success we achieved in Fiscal Year 2014 is the outcome of the groundwork laid over the past few years," Kirk said. "We will continue to look for new ways to offer products and winning experiences that our players want in an effort to build a better gaming future in Delaware."





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