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Iowa Lottery Breaks Records

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Iowa Lottery Breaks Records

The head of the Iowa Lottery said the lottery generated a record pay out to players and return of dollars to the state.

Lottery C-E-O Terry Rich says annual lottery sales in the fiscal year that ended June 30 totaled 339-point-three million dollars. Rich says large Powerball jackpots – two that topped 500-million and two that topped 300-million — helped push up sales. He says the new two-dollar Powerball ticket led to bigger jackpots, but slightly lower ticket sales overall.

It is the fourth straight year the Iowa Lottery has had increased sales. Rich says the organization’s research shows about 70-percent of Iowans play lottery games.

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