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NY Lottery a Winner

Friday, April 10, 2009

The worst economic crisis in decades couldn't stop the New York State Lottery from posting record sales. The lottery reports New Yorkers spent $6.7 billion on jackpot and scratch games in the fiscal year that just ended and close to $1 billion at video gaming casinos.

Lottery Director Gordon Medenica says business was strong until the fourth quarter, when sales were down around three percent.

MEDENICA: Average that with the full year eking out a small gain, you know we're reasonably happy with it.

Medenica says the lottery generated $2.5 billion for New York schools.

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