Texas Lottery reaches $100 million in one week for scratch ticket sales
AUSTIN, Texas — Demonstrating its continued strong growth, the Texas Lottery has, for the first time in its history, sold more than $100 million in scratch ticket sales in just one week.
From Dec. 23, 2018 to Dec. 29, 2018, scratch ticket sales totaled $100,776,586, shattering the old record of $99,679,358 achieved in March of 2018.
“This is a very special time for the Texas Lottery as we continue to experience unprecedented growth and we are especially thrilled to celebrate this tremendous record week of scratch ticket sales,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery. “Revenue generated from these games supports public education and veterans in Texas,” said Grief.
The Texas Lottery has already generated $1.5 billion in scratch ticket sales thus far in FY 2019 and is on pace to shatter its previous annual scratch ticket sales record of $4.42 billion for FY 2018.
“Our scratch ticket sales have reached unprecedented levels during the current fiscal year, a testament to our strategic game planning and the extraordinary teamwork among our staff, vendors and retailers.
As we continue to introduce fun and innovative scratch ticket games to our players, and our draw games continue to perform, we’re on pace for another record-breaking year for total sales and revenue to the state.” Grief said.
About the Texas Lottery
Beginning with the first ticket sold in 1992, the Texas Lottery has generated $28 billion in revenue for the state and distributed $58 billion in prizes to lottery players. Since 1997, the Texas Lottery has contributed $22 billion to the Foundation School Fund, which supports public education in Texas. As authorized by the Texas Legislature, certain Texas Lottery revenues benefit state programs including the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. Since the first veterans’ themed scratch ticket game was launched in 2009, the Texas Lottery has contributed more than $103 million for programs supporting Texas veterans.
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