Illinois Lottery sales up 11% in April to $324.7 million


In April, the Illinois Lottery increased generated sales of $324.7 million and related prize expense of $220.8 million.

The Department is required to collect proceeds from the sale of Lottery tickets net of prizes paid and commissions earned from authorized retailers. The proceeds resulted in cash collections of $135.3 million from the weekly net sweeps of Lottery retailer’s accounts and net deposits from the iLottery platform.

The Department will be carrying forward a jackpot liability reserve balance of $9.9 million into the following month for the Lotto ($4.1 million), Mega Millions ($284 million), and Powerball ($178 million) jackpots.