Apr 12, 2006, 8:21 am
Lottery Topped Sales Of $142 Million
The Wisconsin Lottery said it has had its best quarter ever.
The lottery posted sales of just more than $142 million from January through March, the third quarter of the state's fiscal year.
Previously, the fourth quarter of 1995 was the best when sales grew to nearly $140 million.
The lottery has generated $391 million in sales through the first three quarters of the current fiscal year, thanks largely to a record Powerball jackpot won by eight workers at a Nebraska meat-processing plant in February.
Lottery director Michael Edmonds said that year-to-date sales have helped generate an estimated $125 million in tax relief.
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