Lottery hauls in $10M more than last year

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery garnered $10 million more in this year’s ticket sales haul than the previous year’s at $474.1 million when the fiscal year ended on Saturday, according to unaudited numbers.

According to Arkansas News, the increase is due to a boosted number of sales for drawing games over scratch-offs, which aren’t as profitable.

Of the $464 million in sales counted in the 2011 fiscal year, $94.2 million went to fund scholarships for Arkansas students. This year’s scholarships haven’t yet been figured, Lottery Director Bishop Woosley said.

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