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Lottery Scratch Ticket Sales Drop

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Des Moines, IA (AP) – Another drop in sales of pull-tab tickets has Iowa Lottery officials considering changes.
The Des Moines Register says in a report sent to the Legislature earlier this month, the lottery said the pull-tab sales dropped nearly 7 percent over the year ending June 30. The sales total was $16.2 million, compared with $17.4 million the previous 12 months.
Lottery spokeswoman Mary Neubauer says the sales drop was the fifth in a row. She says lottery officials are looking at changes that could include “creating a new product or it could be discontinuing the games or upgrading them.”
Scratch games grew 7 percent from the previous fiscal year. They accounted for $202.3 million of the lottery’s $339.3 million in sales during the 12 months that ended June 30.

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