CLEVELAND — The state says the Ohio Lottery saw an eighth straight year of record profits, getting a boost from slots-like video terminals at two racinos and interactive games played by tavern patrons.
The lottery commission on Monday reported profits for the year ending June 30 were more than $803 million, up from $771 million in the previous fiscal year. The profits go to public education in the state.
Sales of traditional lottery games fell 1.4 percent, including the Pick 3 and Pick 4 number games, and instant tickets.
The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/13MisRS ) reports that traditional lottery games may have been hit by racinos and four casinos that opened in the state over the last year.
The lottery made more than $55 million from the video slots at the race tracks.