Lottery officials announce they have exceeded $1 billion dollars in sales in a 12 month period. That's the highest in the lottery's 25-year history.
Officials say it reflects an overall 7 percent year-over-year sales increase for the state.
As a result, Indiana will receive more than $248 million in surplus revenue from the Hoosier Lottery to help pay pension and retirement funds for teachers, firefighters, and police officers.
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