Scientific Games has congratulated its partner the Ohio Lottery on reaching $2bn in scratch-off retail sales six weeks prior to the end of its 2020-21 fiscal year.
This surpasses the previous record of $1.87bn set last year and marks an all-time record since the lottery’s inception in 1974.
Just under two years ago, in July 2019, the Ohio Lottery partnered with long-time primary instant game provider Scientific Games to responsibly grow its $1.68bn scratch-off category and, ultimately, proceeds to Ohio’s Lottery Profits Education Fund.
In 2020, the lottery ranked 16th in the world for total instant game sales (La Fleur’s 2021 Almanac). Currently, scratch-off games represent 53 per cent of the Ohio Lottery’s revenues.
“This record $2bn in scratch-off sales is a testament to the scratch-off products we offer and the team’s ability to give players the entertaining games they want,” said Ohio Lottery Commission director Pat McDonald.
“In turn, we’re supporting our mission to generate more funds for the Lottery Profits Education Fund and I’m proud of that.”