Illinois Lottery sales rise by 20% in March


In March, The Illinois Lottery generated sales of $377.5 million and related prize expense of $248.1 million.

According to the press release, mega million sales were up 20% and at least $1 million in prizes were collected by Illinois lottery players in March.

It was also a record-breaking month for the Illinois lottery, which reported a net income of $882 million That number represents a 5.7% increase over 2023.

“I couldn’t be happier to join the Illinois Lottery team in celebrating a record-breaking year,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker said. “From supporting our K-12 students to providing funding for the Special Olympics and more, the Illinois Lottery continues to support our communities.”

Lottery officials credited the number of massive jackpots in the Mega Millions and Powerball games for helping drive the growth in sales. There were three jackpots worth over $1 billion during the fiscal year, according to officials.