Lottery Payouts and State Revenue, 2010

State Lotteries sold $53 billion in tickets in 2010 (the most recent data available), with a third--almost $18 billion--of that available for use by the states.  States spent a total of $3 billion on administration costs to run the lottery.  The remainder of ticket sales income is paid out in prizes, which amounts to almost $33 billion.


Chart of Lottery Payouts and Revenue, By State (All Totals in Thousands)


  (ticket sales excluding commissions) Prizes Prizes as Percentage of Ticket Sales Administration Administration as a Percentage of Ticket Sales Proceeds available Proceeds as a Percentage of Ticket Sales
United States $53,095,974 $32,783,779 61.7% $2,559,422 4.8% $17,752,773 33.4%
               
Alabama No State Lottery
Alaska No State Lottery
Arizona $514,496 $333,105 64.7% $39,616 7.7% $141,775 27.6%
Arkansas $362,116 $247,723 68.4% $33,154 9.2% $81,239 22.4%
California $2,826,824 $1,611,371 57.0% $170,522 6.0% $1,044,931 37.0%
Colorado $463,050 $313,724 67.8% $41,417 8.9% $107,909 23.3%
Connecticut $940,962 $608,755 64.7% $37,658 4.0% $294,549 31.3%
Delaware (T) $140,757 $72,537 51.5% * * $42,227 30.0%
Florida $3,727,982 $2,346,162 62.9% $129,311 3.5% $1,252,509 33.6%
Georgia $3,153,145 $2,129,144 67.5% $138,493 4.4% $885,508 28.1%
Hawaii No State Lottery
Idaho $135,796 $88,276 65.0% $9,054 6.7% $38,466 28.3%
Illinois $2,191,421 $1,313,229 59.9% $230,807 10.5% $647,385 29.5%
Indiana $689,262 $456,297 66.2% $49,500 7.2% $183,465 26.6%
Iowa $240,145 $150,454 62.7% $20,028 8.3% $69,663 29.0%
Kansas $221,743 $132,610 59.8% $20,607 9.3% $68,526 30.9%
Kentucky $676,090 $421,914 62.4% $37,661 5.6% $216,515 32.0%
Louisiana $351,756 $189,750 53.9% $30,666 8.7% $131,340 37.3%
Maine $202,998 $134,817 66.4% $15,153 7.5% $53,028 26.1%
Maryland $1,593,442 $1,034,157 64.9% $56,658 3.6% $502,627 31.5%
Massachusetts $4,155,916 $3,174,890 76.4% $86,241 2.1% $894,785 21.5%
Michigan $2,156,779 $1,408,918 65.3% $77,451 3.6% $670,410 31.1%
Minnesota $436,706 $321,601 73.6% $24,815 5.7% $90,290 20.7%
Mississippi No State Lottery
Missouri $912,015 $628,058 68.9% $33,960 3.7% $249,997 27.4%
Montana $44,535 $25,941 58.2% $7,836 17.6% $10,758 24.2%
Nebraska $122,470 $75,034 61.3% $15,805 12.9% $31,631 25.8%
Nevada No State Lottery
New Hampshire $221,347 $138,907 62.8% $16,044 7.2% $66,396 30.0%
New Jersey $2,460,213 $1,469,691 59.7% $66,362 2.7% $924,160 37.6%
New Mexico $136,942 $81,406 59.4% $11,887 8.7% $43,649 31.9%
New York $6,942,886 $3,951,226 56.9% $315,086 4.5% $2,676,574 38.6%
North Carolina $1,321,579 $837,016 63.3% $57,957 4.4% $426,606 32.3%
North Dakota $23,247 $12,644 54.4% $4,282 18.4% $6,321 27.2%
Ohio $2,336,760 $1,513,724 64.8% $89,729 3.8% $733,307 31.4%
Oklahoma $212,898 $105,091 49.4% $13,699 6.4% $94,108 44.2%
Oregon (T) $320,699 $215,619 67.2% * * $67,465 21.0%
Pennsylvania $2,759,355 $1,867,081 67.7% $76,346 2.8% $815,928 29.6%
Rhode Island(T) $234,625 $144,264 61.5% * * $55,474 23.6%
South Carolina $915,995 $628,339 68.6% $38,688 4.2% $248,968 27.2%
South Dakota (T) $45,544 $25,519 56.0% * * $12,870 28.3%
Tennessee $1,063,685 $687,952 64.7% $49,826 4.7% $325,907 30.6%
Texas $3,542,210 $2,300,182 64.9% $184,980 5.2% $1,057,048 29.8%
Utah No State Lottery
Vermont $91,782 $61,119 66.6% $10,113 11.0% $20,550 22.4%
Virginia $1,354,728 $852,713 62.9% $71,649 5.3% $430,366 31.8%
Washington $460,016 $291,828 63.4% $42,113 9.2% $126,075 27.4%
West Virginia (T) $214,599 $107,983 50.3% * * * *
Wisconsin $480,939 $273,008 56.8% $32,520 6.8% $175,411 36.5%
Wyoming No State Lottery

Notes:           

(*) Data Not Available            
(T) States Where Video Lottery Income is Excluded            

Source: NCSL calculations based on information from the Bureau of the Census 2010 State Lottery Report and the 2010 Financial Reports from Delaware, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota and West Virginia.