High Lottery Sales Help Kentucky Students

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Kentucky lottery sales are up this year, and that’s good news for the state’s students, according to Kentucky lottery officials.

During the fiscal year 2012 ticket sales have reached $823 million, according to officials. that breaks the 2009 record of $810 million.

A portion of the state’s lottery earnings goes into scholarships and grant programs for students each year. Last year’s share was $216 million.

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The lottery credits the improving economy and the changes made to the scratch-off games for the increase in sales.