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I’m excited to share how we have continued to reach new heights, and how we have set the table to continue that trend. As a division of the Department of Revenue, the Lottery strives to remain a viable source of revenue and entertainment for the State of South Dakota.
Our staff collaborated with our partners to ensure that our instant, lotto and video lottery programs did just that. Thanks to our players and the hard work of our staff and retail partners, the South Dakota Lottery provided $179.2 million to funds that improve the quality of life in South Dakota.
For the third consecutive year, we have set a record for the Lottery’s largest contribution in a single year!
Our record-breaking year translates to more than $175.2 million to the State’s General Fund, which funds local K-12 schools, state universities and technical institutes.
We also provided more than $3.7 million to the Capital Construction Fund, which is used to pay for rural water systems, community drinking water, wastewater improvement projects, and recycling and waste disposal programs.
As we approach the Lottery’s 35th anniversary, we have provided more than $3.42 billion back to the State of South Dakota! Fiscal Year 2022 marked our fifth consecutive year of record-setting instant ticket sales.
This achievement is not only a testament to our staff, but the many retailers across the state who strive to provide great customer service to our players.
We aim to provide scratch ticket players with an array of fun options, and the 33 tickets launched this year achieved this goal.
The video lottery industry also reached a new pinnacle in terms of net machine income.
With new machines continuing to thrive and our new, robust central system, we couldn’t be more excited about the future of these products. I invite you to take some time to read more about our highlights and improvements during Fiscal Year 2022. As always, the South Dakota Lottery reminds its players to please play responsibly. We look forward to continuing our service to the State of South Dakota.