Lottery revenue up nearly 10% from previous year

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Revenue from state run casinos and lottery sales are up from last year.

The Kansas Lottery says they transferred $173.6 million to the state in the 2019 fiscal year.

Lottery officials say nearly $75 million of that came from traditional lottery game sales, and $98.7 million was from state owned and operated casinos.

The agency says lottery sales were up nearly 10 percent from last year, and Kansas Lottery retailers saw a record $17.3 million in commissions.

The Kansas Lottery says they think sales will continue to go up thanks to their new lottery ticket vending machines.

Currently, 272 vending machines are being rolled out to select retailers across the state.