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State lottery posts another sales record

Thursday, February 14, 2013



ST. PAUL - State Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Acton Township, announces the Minnesota State Lottery has set a sales record for the fifth-consecutive year.

Statewide sales in 2012 reached more than $520 million, resulting in $124 million in contributions to state programs; $68 million to the General Fund, $31 million to the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund and $12 million each to the Natural Resources Fund and Game and Fish Fund.

Retailers in District 18A – spanning most of Meeker County and the northwestern portion of McLeod – sold $4.2 million in lottery products. This includes $3.3 million in scratch games and more than $927,000 in lotto games.

Last year, 27 District 18A businesses served as lottery retailers, earning almost $256,000 in commissions and incentives. These sales resulted in estimated contributions of more than $251,500 to the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, almost $553,000 to the General Fund and more than $99,000 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





Dean Urdahl represents District 18A in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Rep. Urdahl can be contacted by email at or by phone at 651-296-4344. To receive email updates sign-up on his webpage at