A blend of a more than $680 million Powerball jackpot and what was nearly a world album Super Millions jackpot, produced October the most prosperous sales month since the inception of the Kentucky Lottery in April 1989.
For the month, earnings totaled $115.5 million, a 40.3 percent increase roughly $33.2 million more than what was budgeted. The significant “above ” crushes the January 2016 $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot, which set a world record and led to earnings of $105.1 million.
Another album set:
The windfall led to another album, now for the commonwealth, with $34.4 million in monthly net income. That listing set another January 2016 record, easily surpassing the previous one by $1.8 million.
In October alone, $21.2 million has been spent Mega Millions tickets by Kentucky players dreaming about winning the $1.5 billion jackpot. That’s “B” as in billion! That surpassed October’s $3.8 million Billion earnings by a whopping $17.4 million.
October’s $13.3 million in Powerball ticket revenue surpassed the match ’s budgeted earnings that month by 114 percent of $13.3 million.
Record scratcher revenue :
It was a good month for lottery Scratch-off tickets, which realized sales of $55.1 million, overperforming what had been budgeted with a significant $9.3 million or 20.3 percent.
The internet sales portal of the Lottery also recorded its highest sales level because the website ’s inception, partially as a result of visitors from players seeking to buy Powerball and Mega Millions tickets. Online Instant Play games saw earnings of $1.5 million, which beat the old high by $300,000.
Sustaining forward momentum:
Commenting about the month’s stellar ticket revenue, President and Chief Executive Officer for the Kentucky Lottery, Tom Delacenserie said…
“Even though jackpot games were obviously the important driving force behind those record earnings, our other goods also did really well. Excellent performance by our Scratch-offs and powerful online sales helped bring home the record month. We’ve got a good plan ahead for November to help sustain the forward momentum, as our nation ’s college students are counting on us for scholarship and grant profits. ”