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The Arizona Lottery
Address: 4740 east University Drive, Phoenix AZ 85034
Internet: www.arizonalottery.com
Phone: (480) 921-4400
Fax: (480) 921 4488
Population: 6,595,778 million
U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
Executive Director: Gregory Edgar
Start - Up: July 1, 1981
Per Capita Sales: $74
Sales FY2015: $749,974,340
Number of Employees 110
Points of Sale / Retailers 3,051
On-line Vendor: GTECH
Instant Ticket Vendor: Scientific Games, Pollard Banknote Ltd., and Creative-Games.
Pull Tab Vendor: N/A
Advertising Agency: E B Lane.
Games Offered: Mega Millions, Powerball, The Pick , Pick 5, 2by2, CA$H4, Pick 3, FastPlay, Scratchers.
Proceeds: By statute, the Arizona Lottery revenues are distributed to the following funds: General Fund, Local Transportation Assistance Fund (LTAF), Heritage Fund , County Assistance Fund, Healthy Arizona, Local Transportation Assistance Fund II, Commerce and Economic Development Fund, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program, Department of Gaming, Homeless Emergency/Transitional Shelters, University Capital Bond Fund.


Background Information

The expansion of lotteries into the American West began with Arizona, the first state west of Mississippi to legalize the games. Voter approval was narrow in November 1980, with just a 51-49 margin, but the Arizona Lottery has become an integral part of the Arizona culture. Subsequent votes as the Lottery came up for sunset review were much more definitive; most recently an overwhelming 73 percent of voters approved a 10-year lottery extension in 2002. In 2010, the Legislature passed a bill ensuring the Lottery will continue until 2035.
Ticket sales began over the July 4 weekend in 1981 with an instant game, Scratch It Rich, and its 21.4 million tickets sold out in 10 days, a phenomenal success for the fledgling lottery. Instant games continued to make up the Lottery’s entire product mix until 1984, when its first draw game, the popular lotto game The Pick, was introduced. Today, the Lottery’s regular portfolio also includes Powerball, Mega Millions, Fantasy 5, CA$H4, 2by2 and Pick 3.
By statute, proceeds from the Arizona Lottery are divided among numerous programs in four specific areas: education, health and public welfare, economic and business development, and the environment. Along with General Fund revenues earmarked for these programs, dedicated beneficiaries include Healthy Arizona, the Heritage Fund in the Department of Game and Fish, the Commerce Authority, the University Capital Improvement Bond Fund, the Homeless Emergency/Transitional Shelters program and the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program for children. Lottery revenues also help pay for the state’s problem gambling hotline.
Today, education and health and public welfare combined receive the lion’s share of lottery revenues.


News Archive for CY2017
February 17, 2017 Revised Senate Bill Would Authorise Keno and Create a New State Electronic Keno Commission
February 13, 2017 #GuessWhosBackAZ: Arizona Lottery Mounts Giant Pickaxes at 5 Arizona Locations
January 25, 2017 Arizona Lottery Makes Historic $206 Million Transfer to State Beneficiaries


News Archive for CY2016
October 26, 2016 Arizona Joins a Relatively New Trend of State Lotteries Opening Locations in Airports
September 9, 2016 Arizona Lottery Conversion: Realizing Best in Class from Major Industry Suppliers
September 9, 2016 All Systems Go: Arizona Lottery's Advanced, New Integrated Gaming System from Scientific Games is Live
August 23, 2016 Arizona Lottery and Arizona Cardinals Kick-Off Football Season with First-Ever Cardinals Scratchers® Ticket
August 23, 2016 Lottery Starts Ticket Sales at Airport
July 20, 2016 Former Arizona Lottery Director Cleared of Criminal Wrongdoing, Now Faces Lawsuit
July 13, 2016 Two Former Female Arizona Lottery Executives Sue Ex-Director; Allege Gender Discrimination
June 14, 2016 Arizona Lottery Revenue Rises Amid National Decline, Stagnation
June 9, 2016 Arizona Lottery Introduces 35th Anniversary Scratchers®
May 13, 2016 Phoenix Firm Wins $60 Million Arizona Lottery Advertising Contract
May 2, 2016 Governor Announce Record Quarterly Transfer to Arizona Lottery Beneficiaries
March 18, 2016 Governor Appoints New Director of the Arizona Lottery
February 18, 2016 Senate Bill Would Legalize Fantasy Sports Gambling in Arizona
February 18, 2016 Arizona Lottery Reports Nearly $380 Million in Sales During the First Half of Fiscal Year 2016
February 9, 2016 Attorney General Tasked with Investigating Former Lottery Director
January 14, 2016 Arizona Lotto Director Steps Down
January 8, 2016 Arizona Lottery Big Money Game Book Spinner


News Archive for CY2015
November 24, 2015 Arizona Lottery Commissioners Unanimously Endorse Director Bouie’s Agenda for Transparency, Social Responsibility and Efficiency
November 19, 2015 RFP: Instant Ticket Warehouse, Distribution and Sales Support Services
November 19, 2015 State Lottery to Open Retailer Store in Airport
November 17, 2015 Arizona Lottery Awards Schafer Systems Inc. With A 2-Year Contract for Playcenters and Dispensers
November 5, 2015 Scientific Games Win Five-Year Contract for Arizona Lottery's Integrated Lottery Gaming System
October 20, 2015 Arizona Lottery See increase in Sales
September 17, 2015 Arizona Lottery Introduce One-Of-A-Kind Instant Win & Draw Game Combo
September 3, 2015 Advertising Agencies Bid for Lottery Account
August 19, 2015 The Arizona Lottery Gives Big in Fiscal Year 2015
May 7, 2015 Arizona Lottery Releases FY16 Community Sponsorship RFP
March 25, 2015 House Passes Bill Giving Lottery Winners Valuable Privacy Time
March 23, 2015 Arizona Joins 13 Other States for New MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB(TM) Multi-State Lottery Scratch Ticket Game
February 6, 2015 Legislation to Provide Privacy to Lottery Winners
January 31, 2015 New Director Appointed to the Arizona State Lottery


News Archive for CY2014
November 9, 2014 No Quick Transition to New Private Lottery Manager
October 30, 2014 Arizona Lottery Unveils New Logo
August 21, 2014 State Lottery Commission Closes Claim Centres
August 21, 2014 Arizona Lottery Reaches Heights
January 25, 2014 Arizona Lottery Starts Year Strong
January 6, 2014 Arizona Lottery Kicks Off New Year With New Lucky Life Scratchers® Series Win up to $5,000 a Week for 20 Years

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