NY Lottery sets sales record, hauling in nearly $10B

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Lottery has hit a record for sales.

State lottery officials said Friday that total sales of lottery tickets and video lottery games came in at just under $10 billion for the fiscal year that ended March 31. That’s up from $9.7 billion the year before, and a record for the lottery.

After prize money and operating expenses were deducted, nearly $3.4 billion went to education programs, a $105 million increase over the previous year.

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