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Louisiana Lottery
E-mail Address:
Phone: TEL: (225) 297-2000
Fax: FAX: (225) 297-2005
Population: 4,492,076
U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
President & CEO: Rose Hudson
Year Lottery Founded: 1991
Sales FY 2001:
Sales FY 2002:
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Sales FY 2012:
$284.4 Million
$311.6 Million
$311.42 Million
$340.09 Million
$307.1 Million
$332.12 Million
$354.19 Million
$373.70 Million
$378.50 Million
$372.40 Million
$383.60 Million
$429.60 Million
Sales Per Capita: $78.70
Number of Employees: 145
Number of Retailers: 2,800
On-line Vendor: INTRALOT Inc
July 30, 2009 June 30, 2020
Instant Ticket Vendor: Scientific Games
December 22, 2010 October 31, 2020
Advertising: The Graham Group
July 1, 2010 June 30, 2013
Games Offered: Instant, Powerball, lotto, Cash Quest, Pick 3 and Pick 4, Easy 5.
Beneficiaries: The state of Louisiana receives a minimum of 35% of lottery revenues each month. The money is transferred to a general fund, and is appropriated at the state legislature's discretion.
Jurisdiction: The state of Louisiana

Background Information

Voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment creating the Louisiana Lottery Corp. in October 1990, with 69 percent in favor of the proposal. Recognizing the business nature of the new lottery, the legislature gave it corporate status in the enabling legislation. The Lottery opened for business on September 6, 1991, when it offered its first scratch game, Louisiana Treasures.
The Lottery’s first draw game, Lotto, launched on January 22, 1992, with a $2 million starting jackpot. Pick 3 followed on August 31, offering daily draws. Powerball arrived in March 1995. These games remain in the product mix, along with Mega Millions, Easy 5 and Pick 4.
The Louisiana Lottery was impacted by one-two punch of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, losing some 900 retailer locations in the immediate aftermath of Katrina and another 300 after Rita.
By statute, the Louisiana Lottery must transfer 35 percent of all revenue to state programs, and as a result it ranks first among U.S. lotteries in the percentage of revenue transferred to its government.
Originally, Lottery proceeds were sent to the state’s General Fund. In 2003, voters approved another constitutional amendment to dedicate Lottery proceeds to the Minimum Foundation Program, which funds K-12 public education in the state.
The change was effective July 1, 2004. In addition, the first $500,000 in annual lottery proceeds are earmarked for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals-Office of Behavioral Health to fund problem gambling programs.

News Archive for CY2017
August 10, 2017 Louisiana Lottery Reports Its 3rd Best Year, Contributing More Than $159M for Education

News Archive for CY2016
September 29, 2016 Louisiana Lottery Offers Second-Chance Drawing for Nov. 13 Game-Day Experience
August 22, 2016 Lottery Records Best Sales Year in History with Revenue Up for 6th Consecutive Fiscal Year
August 8, 2016 Louisiana Lottery SAINTS GOLD Scratch-Off Commemorates Team's 50th Season
April 11, 2016 Executive Spotlight Q&A: Rose Hudson, Louisiana Lottery Corp.
April 2, 2016 Would a Mississippi Lottery Impact Louisiana?

News Archive for CY2015
August 26, 2015 Louisiana Lottery's First Quarter Transfers See Six Percent Increase
August 13, 2015 Fiscal Year 2015 Revenue Up for 5th Consecutive Year With State Transfers Over $167 Million
August 10, 2015 Louisiana has Lottery’s SAINTS FEVER!
June 18, 2015 Lottery Drawings Produce $6.7 Million in Winnings in May
May 6, 2015 Third Quarter 2015 Lottery Proceeds Up Thanks to Phenomenal Scratch-Off Sales
March 20, 2015 Plans to Sell the States Lottery
March 2, 2015 Louisiana Lottery Looks to Spice it Up
February 26, 2015 Lawmakers Eye Unclaimed Lottery Prizes

News Archive for CY2014
August 22, 2014 Scratch-off Ticket Sales Growth One for the Record Books
August 18, 2014 Louisiana Lottery 2014 SAINTS Scratch-off Offers $100,000 Top Prize
July 14, 2014 Kimberly Chopin Promoted to Director of Communications
July 7, 2014 Louisiana Lottery Corporation Announces Stella Arceneaux as Lafayette Regional Manager
June 23, 2014 Lottery Drawings Produce $14 Million in Winnings in May While Scratch-Off Winners Claim $11 Million
April 28, 2014 Lottery Reports Robust Third Quarter Revenue for the State
April 11, 2014 Lottery Receives Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting
March 25, 2014 Lottery Doubles Top Prize of Easy 5's Instant-Win Option, ezmatch, During April
February 24, 2014 Rose Hudson among Inductees into College 2014 Hall of Distinction class
February 2, 2014 Half-way Through Fiscal Year, Lottery Transfer to State Up Six Percent

News Archive for CY2013
December 16, 2013 Luck Runs in the Family with Lottery’s Newest $5 Scratch-Off, Duck Dynasty™
September 24, 2013 Education in Louisiana Received Unexpected Millions thanks to Lottery
August 26, 2013 Triple Triples: Hot Triples Hit Three Times Last Week
August 4, 2013 Black & Gold Make Green for Louisiana Lottery
July 31, 2013 Error in Reporting of Easy 5 Winning Numbers
June 22, 2013 Lottery Players Clean Up on Winnings for the Month of May
May 3, 2013 Louisiana Lottery Transfers $3.9 million to State for Third Quarter of 2013
March 1, 2013 Department of Social Services Bans the Use of Welfare Card for Purchase of Lottery Tickets and Gambling Sites
January 28, 2013 Lottery Second Quarter Transfers to State Exceed Budget


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