Maryland lottery down from last year

With fiscal year 2013 almost over, the Maryland lottery is down $8 million from the same point last year.

The Maryland Lottery Director Stephen Martino said lottery revenue at this time last year stood at $453.3 million, whereas the revenue for 2013 is only to $444.9 million.

With more lottery platers switching from Keno style games to slots and casinos, the Maryland Lottery is expected to fall below revenue from the same time last year. Daily and weekly games have not seen as significant of a drop, but games drawn throughout the day have seen a dent in sales.

Maryland officials have said that Powerball sales are up from last year, helping to cover some of the lost sales from games such as Keno.

Written by LotteryHUB News Staff Writers

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