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Arizona Lottery Results Up

25 August 2004

ARIZONA – As reported by the Arizona Republic: "Arizonans pursuing quick riches bought a record $366.6 million in Lottery tickets in the year that ended June 30, a nearly 14 percent gain over the previous 12 months.

"From those sales, a record $107.8 million was distributed to eight state funds that aid everything from parks to mass transportation and abused children.

"Arizona's percentage increase was the highest among Western states with similar gambling environments, according to Lottery officials.

"…Arizona's Lottery director attributed the sales gains to several factors: three Powerball jackpots exceeding $200 million, each of which increased sales; better advertising; stronger sales of higher-priced scratch tickets, including $10 cards; better game and ticket distribution across the state; and new sales-growth mind-set among Lottery staff members…"

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