(AP/WRIC) — Virginia Lottery officials say that March was the third-best month in its 30-year history.
Lottery sales totaled more than $221 million for the month, which includes more than $117 million in sales of scratch-off tickets.
“The continuing popularity of our broad mix of games and prizes is good news for Virginia’s public schools,” said Lottery Executive Director Kevin Hall.
“Players really like our games, and they like the way we’re using technology to make our products more accessible in more places. Lottery profits make up about 10 percent of Virginia’s overall K-12 education budget, so our players are having good fun for a really great cause.”
Lottery sales in Virginia for the fiscal year are on pace to exceed 2018′s record of $606 million. The fiscal year runs July 1 to June 30.
Profits from the Virginia lottery are spent on K-12 education in the state.