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Kentucky Lottery sales total almost $1 billion during 2016 fiscal year

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Kentucky Lottery sold more tickets than ever before during the 2016 fiscal year.

Sales fell just short of $1 billion.

Kentucky Lottery Chief Financial Officer Howard Kline says numbers were on track to break records, even without the help of the $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot. 

"All of our product lines were up. Instant tickets were up about 6.6 percent, our Draw Games were up about 18 percent and most importantly our bottom line was up about 9.5 percent," Kline said.

Scratch off tickets are the most popular.

Kline predicts total lottery sales will top more than a billion dollars during the 2017 fiscal year.

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