August 28, 2018 — More Minnesotans are saying I’MN to the Minnesota Lottery than ever before. Lottery sales set a record during Fiscal Year 2018, reaching $596.5 million, driven primarily by scratch game sales, which also set a record of $411.2 million.
Record sales also means the Minnesota Lottery delivered its biggest win yet for Minnesota—returning a record of $145 million to its beneficiaries, including $77 million to the state’s General Fund, $66 million to environmental programs, and $2 million to support problem gambling prevention and treatment programs.
Who: Lottery Executive Director Robert A. Doty
What: Mr. Doty will be available to discuss the Lottery’s record-breaking fiscal year and highlight how proceeds benefit all parts of the state. Proceeds from the Minnesota Lottery have been positively impacting the lives of Minnesotans for over 28 years. Since 1990, Lottery sales have generated more than $2.9 billion for Minnesota.
When: Tuesday, Aug. 28, beginning at 11 a.m.
Where: The Lottery Booth at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds or News Booths
Why the Fair: State Fairgoers love the Lottery too and when they visit the Fair they show it by:
More than 1,000 unique environmental programs have been funded with MN Lottery dollars, including 20+ programs represented at the Minnesota State Fair.
Contact: To schedule an interview, contact Adam Prock at 612-790-6860.