KY Lottery announces record $1.45bn sales in FY21 to date

| By Conor Mulheir
The Kentucky Lottery has revealed that it generated $1.45bn (£1.05bn/€1.22bn) in sales in its fiscal year 2021 to date, between July 2020 and May 2021.

With the last month of the fiscal year still to be reported, sales have already surpassed the $1.20bn recorded in the full fiscal year 2020.

FY21’s sales figures are 35.3%, or $379.4m ahead of the same period in FY2020, and $284.0m or 24.3% ahead of the operator’s budget.

Scratch-off tickets continued to be the lottery’s biggest driver of increased sales, bringing in $880.6m by the end of the period. This puts scratch-off sales 34.1% ahead of the previous year-to-date.

Online instant play games brought in a further $105.5m, and total ilottery sales were up $84.4m from the same period last year. Instant play games are now the operator’s third largest product in terms of sales, after scratch-off games and Pick 3.

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