Iowa Lottery posts record results year ending June 30

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CLIVE, Iowa (AP) -- The Iowa Lottery has posted record results for fiscal 2019, which ended June 30.

Lottery officials say in a news release that sales, prizes to players, and retail commissions all set records for the year.

Preliminary figures released Wednesday show the generated a record $92.8 million in proceeds to state causes for the year. The sales record was $390.9 million, while prizes to players totaled a record $241.9 million. Lottery sales commissions to the retail locations that sell its tickets totaled $25.4 million.

The unaudited results show that sales increased 5.4% from the previous year.

Scratch-game sales in Iowa have set records each year since fiscal 2015 and did so again this past year: $250.6 million.