ST. PAUL - State Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Acton Township, announces retailers in District 18A – spanning Meeker County, the northwestern portion of McLeod and one township in Wright – sold $4.1 million in Minnesota State Lottery products during 2014.
That figure includes $3.1 million in scratch games and $1 million in lotto games.
Statewide, lottery sales reached $531 million in 2014. That revenue resulted in $128 million in contributions to state programs; $69 million to the General Fund, $33 million to the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund and $13 million each to the Natural Resources Fund and Game and Fish Fund.
A total of 30 businesses in District 18A served as lottery retailers in 2014, earning almost $250,000 in commissions and incentives. These sales resulted in estimated contributions of more than $254,000 to the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, almost $542,000 to the General Fund and more than $97,000 to both the Game and Fish Fund and the Natural Resources fund.
More information regarding how lottery revenue is appropriated can be found under the “news and info” tab at www.mnlottery.com.