By November 1 of each year, the Nebraska Lottery is required by law to deliver its written annual report to the Governor and the Legislature. The report is a public record.
The 2013 Annual Report and Resource Guide (for the fiscal year that began on July 1, 2012, and ended on June 30, 2013) contains a number of notable highlights.
During the fiscal year, the Nebraska Lottery celebrated its 20th anniversary with new games and promotions. The Lucky Summer ‘13 family of Scratch games and second-chance promotion reduced the seasonal drop in Scratch sales during the summer months, and the Last Shot! program resulted in faster inventory turnover and a wider distribution of Scratch games. Enhancements to the multi-state Powerball game resulted in several new Nebraska millionaires.
Sales of all Nebraska Lottery games (Scratch and Lotto) for the fiscal year totaled $160.8 million.
Beneficiary Fund Contributions
Total contributions to Nebraska Lottery beneficiary funds passed $489 million with the June quarterly transfer. During the fiscal year, Nebraska Lottery beneficiary funds received a total of $40 million.
Beyond these highlights, the 2013 Annual Report and Resource Guide contains information about general operations and major winners claimed at Nebraska Lottery claim centers.