Ohio Lottery Reaches Record $2 Billion in Retail Sales



Scientific Games Corporation’s instant games partner Ohio Lottery has reached $2 billion in Scratch-off retail sales six weeks prior to the end of its 2020-21 fiscal year, surpassing the previous record of $1.87 billion set last year and marking an all-time record since the Lottery’s inception in 1974.

Ohio Lottery partnered with Scientific Games in July 2019, to responsibly grow its $1.68 billion Scratch-off category and ultimately, proceeds to Ohio’s Lottery Profits Education Fund. In 2020, the Lottery ranked 16th in the world for total instant game sales.

“This record $2 billion in Scratch-off sales is a testament to the scratch-off products we offer and the team’s ability to give players the entertaining games they want. In turn, we’re supporting our mission to generate more funds for the Lottery Profits Education Fund, and I’m proud of that,” Pat McDonald, Director of Ohio Lottery Commission, said.

“We congratulate the Ohio Lottery on its efforts to meet the goals set two years ago, and we applaud Commissioner McDonald on his vision that there was room to responsibly grow Scratch-off game sales to benefit Ohio students. Scratch-offs are vital to the Ohio Lottery’s future growth and we are delighted with the difference our recently expanded partnership is already making,” John Schulz, Senior VP for Instant Products at Scientific Games, said.

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