AP) - The Kansas Lottery reports a 2.6 percent
drop in sales for the fiscal year that ended June 30. That
translates to a $6 million decline in revenue.
The Lottery said Wednesday that fiscal year 2009 sales were $230
million, down from $236 million in fiscal 2008.
The Lottery also says it transferred $68 million to the state in
the latest year, about $2 million less than in fiscal 2008.
Lottery Executive Director Ed Van Petten attributes the lower
sales to several factors, including the tight economy and the lack
of big jackpots for Powerball and Super Kansas Cash. Van Petten
said Keno revenue dropped because many locations where the game is
offered became nonsmoking, driving away customers.