ST. PAUL - State Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Acton Township, announces the Minnesota State Lottery has set a sales record for the fourth-consecutive year.
Statewide sales in 2011 reached more than $504 million, resulting in $121.9 million in contributions to state programs; $67.3 million to the General Fund, $30.8 million to the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund and $11.9 million each to the Natural Resources Fund and Game and Fish Fund.
Retailers in District 18B – spanning most of Meeker County and the western portion of Wright – sold $4.5 million in lottery products. This includes $3.6 million in scratch games and more than $895,000 in lotto games.
Last year, 31 District 18B businesses served as lottery retailers, earning more than $272,000 in commissions and incentives. These sales resulted in estimated contributions of nearly $275,000 to the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, almost $600,000 to the General Fund and more than $105,000 to both the Game and Fish Fund and the Natural Resources fund.
More information regarding how lottery revenue is appropriated can be found under the “news and info” tab at www.mnlottery.com.