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Virginia Reports Record Lottery Profits

Posted: Jul 12, 2018 8:13 AM Updated:

RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- Virginia's state-owned lottery program had its best year on record with profits topping $600 million for the first time.           

Gov. Ralph Northam's office announced Wednesday that the state lottery had a record $2.14 billion in sales in fiscal 2018.           

Officials said lottery players took home $1.3 billion in prizes and 48 tickets won prizes of $1 million or more.           

Lottery profits are used to bolster education spending. Virginia's state lottery started in 1988.

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