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July 18, 2014

 

DELAWARE LOTTERY SETS NEW RECORD IN SALES FOR TRADITIONAL GAMES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014

Dover, Del. — July 18, 2014 – The Delaware Lottery today announced record sales in Fiscal Year 2014 (year ending June 30, 2014) for its traditional games products. In its 40th year of operations, total sales for Fiscal Year 2014 were $148,354,564, which represents a 2.71% increase from Fiscal Year 2013. Traditional game products are composed of lottery favorites POWERBALL® and MEGA MILLIONS®, as well as HOT LOTTO®, DELAWARE CASH 5®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY3, PLAY4, Instant Games and KENO®. The previous sales record was set in Fiscal Year 1999 at $145.86 million.

"The success we achieved in Fiscal Year 2014 is the outcome of the groundwork laid over the past few years," said Lottery Director Vernon Kirk. "The enhancement of our product portfolio and expansion of our Retailer network proved effective in driving sales. We will continue to look for new ways to offer products and winning experiences that our players want in an effort to build a better gaming future in Delaware."

Sales have been climbing since Fiscal Year 1994, more than 20 years ago, when the Delaware Lottery broke $100 million in annual sales. This past fiscal year’s success can be attributed in part to a record sales year for INSTANT GAMES (more than $50 million and a 6.8% increase from Fiscal Year 2013) and the exceptional performance of MEGA MILLIONS®. As authorized in the Gaming Competitiveness Act of 2012, the addition of KENO® to the product line in Fiscal Year 2013 has been well received by players and also contributed to the overall increase in Fiscal Year 2014 sales. Finally, the Lottery Retailer network expansion between 2011 and 2014 (from 535 retailers to 655 to date) was key factor contributing to the overall sales success.

 

About the Delaware Lottery:
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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