THE KENTUCKY LOTTERY BREAKS SALES RECORD FOR THE 11TH STRAIGHT YEAR
Fiscal Year 2022 marks the 11th consecutive year that the sales record for Kentucky Lottery has been broken. This also marks the 25th year out of the past 33 that we’ve achieved record sales. Scratch-off tickets once again were the largest individual game category, finishing the year at $963.5 million.
The largest percentage growth category for the year was the Lottery’s iLottery instant play sales. Even though the sales channel has seen steady growth over the past seven years since it was launched, it’s clear that consumers discovered the platform during the pandemic and have stayed there to play. All internet sales for the year comprised 15% of total Kentucky Lottery sales.
Several Lottery-funded programs have seen increased award amounts due to the record-breaking sales and cash transfers in FY22. Awards for the need-based College Access Program (CAP) in four-year programs will increase to $5,300 up from $2,900 last year. One in five Kentuckians has now received a college scholarship or grant that was paid for directly when someone bought a Kentucky Lottery ticket, and we think the public appreciates knowing how these proceeds directly benefit people in their communities. So that means not only do players and retailers win thanks to the Kentucky Lottery, but our best, brightest and most-deserving students do as well.