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 2006 Annual Report and Resource Guide (for the fiscal year that began on July 1, 2005 and ended on June 30, 2006) contains a number of notable highlights.
Record SalesSales of all Nebraska Lottery games (Scratch and Lotto) for the fiscal year totaled more than $113 million.
Cumulative Sales MilestoneTotal sales for the Nebraska Lottery, as of March 31, were $1,005,764,678. The $1 billion mark was reached on or about March 15.
Beneficiary Fund ContributionsTotal contributions to Nebraska Lottery beneficiary funds passed $250 million with the March quarterly transfer. During the fiscal year, Nebraska Lottery beneficiary funds received a total of $27.6 million.
Record Powerball Jackpot Contributes To BeneficiariesNebraska Lottery beneficiary programs realized about $600,000 from Powerball sales alone in the week leading up to the February 18 drawing for the record $365 million Powerball jackpot which was won in Nebraska. With proceeds from the week’s sales of three other Nebraska Lottery Lotto games (over $400,000) and Scratch ticket sales (over $1 million) the beneficiary funds’ share of sales for the week reached more than $900,000.
ResearchNebraska Lottery research has found that half (55 percent) of the eligible population (age 19 or older) has played a Nebraska Lottery game in the past year.
Website Traffic GrowthDuring the fiscal year, visits to nelottery.com grew by 36 percent to more than 2.3 million.
Beyond these highlights, the 2006 Annual Report and Resource Guide contains information about developments in Scratch and Lotto games, special contests and promotions, and major winners claimed at Nebraska Lottery claim centers.
The Nebraska Lottery 2006 Annual Report and Resource Guide (35 pages, full-color) is available in PDF form here.
To request a full-color, bound copy of the Nebraska Lottery 2006 Annual Report and Resource Guide, email your name and mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A copy of the report may also be requested by writing to:Nebraska LotteryP.O. Box 98901Lincoln, NE 68509