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Lottery Officials Hope To Overcome Sales Dip With New Game

Lottery sales dropped nearly $15 million in the first half of the fiscal year, with $375 million collected. The new game—called Decades of Dollars–is estimated to generate $300 thousand in sales per week.

by Sheila Ash

Kentucky Lottery officials are hoping to generate a boost in sales with a new game.

Lottery sales dropped nearly $15 million in the first half of the fiscal year, with $375 million collected. The new game—called Decades of Dollars–is estimated to generate $300 thousand in sales per week.

Spokesperson Sara Westerman says the game follows calls for higher jackpots.

“[It’s] $250 thousand a year for 30 years,” she says. “This game is a multi-state game so currently it’s being played with Virginia and Georgia.”

Decades of Dollars replaces the Lottery’s Win for Life game

Kentucky Lottery Proceeds pay for college scholarships, grants and literacy programs.