Kansas Lottery Breaking Records

Jul 17, 14 Kansas Lottery Breaking Records

July 17, 2014 – The Kansas Lottery set a couple of new records after a strong year of ticket sales since last July.  The Lottery announced today that it was able to return more than $74 million to the state of Kansas in this fiscal year.

Lottery players in Kansas bought more than $246.4 million worth of tickets, with instant games accounting for the largest share of revenue.  Players were able to win nearly $140 million in prizes, and retailers were awarded more than $14 million in commissions, according to a Lottery press release.

“We are very grateful to our players for helping us achieve a record year,” said Kansas Lottery Executive Director Terry Presta, who took on her role as head of the Lottery in January of this year.

Presta also recognized “…the Kansas Lottery staff and lottery retailers across the state, who work hard every day to provide fun and exciting entertainment for our players.”

Thanks to that ‘fun and exciting entertainment,” Kansas Lottery players help fund important programs in the state like the Economic Development Initiatives Fund.

This year’s record returns also helped fund programs that support veterans and their families.

The Kansas Lottery sold special $1 and $2 scratch-off tickets this year, aptly named Kansas Lottery Veterans Benefit.  The Lottery was able to transfer a record amount – more than $1.7 million – directly to three organizations that provide services and support for veterans in the state.

The Veterans Enhanced Service Delivery Program and the Kansas Veterans Homes and Cemetary System each received 30 percent of the Lottery’s transfer.  The remaining 40 percent went towards Kansas National Guard Education Assistance Act Scholarships.

This was the twelfth year that the Kansas Lottery has sold tickets for veterans’ benefits.  In that time, they’ve been able to return more than $12 million to veterans programs, or more than $1 million each year.

“We’re thrilled to see so many Kansans supporting our troops through the purchase of these tickets,” said Kansas Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli.  “Our military members make great sacrifices, and the proceeds from these games help them with many needed services.”

“The Kansas Lottery is proud to create revenue for important veterans programs,” Presta said.

And, after a successful first year as Executive Director, Presta said: “We’re already looking forward to next year with its new games and opportunities.”

Written by LotteryHUB News Staff Writers

The LotteryHUB News team collaborated to provide this article for our readers. As always, good luck with your next bet! We’re always here to keep you on top of your game.

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