The first three months of 2012 was a record-setter for Nebraska Lottery sales. The months of January, February and March brought in $44.7 million.
Nebraska Lottery spokesman Neil Watson says they believe three factors contributed to the record high sales. There was a historic mega-millions jackpot of $640-million and changes were made to the power ball game last January. He adds their line up of scratch games is very strong and those factors contributed to high sales.
Nebraska Lottery proceeds benefit the environment, education, the Nebraska State Fair and compulsive gambler’s assistance. $10,028,135 was transferred to those beneficiaries this week.