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| Vermont Lottery Commission
||1311 US RTE. 302 - SUITE 100 BARRE, VERMONT
U.S. Census Bureau, Population
|Year Lottery Founded:
|| February 1978
|Sales FY 2015:
|Sales Per Capita:
|Number of Employees:
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||Powerball, Mega Bucks, Mega Millions, Hot
Lotto, Tri State Fast Play, Weekly Grand, Pick 3, Pick 4, Instant Games.
||General fund. As of July 1998 - Education
In 1976, 66 percent of Vermont
voters approved a state lottery. The states General Assembly created the
Vermont Lottery Commission during its 1977 session. With $250,000 in seed
money, the Vermont Lottery was born and ticket sales began on February 14,
1978, with the weekly passive Green Mountain Game.
The Lottery introduced
its first instant game, Scratch N Match, in June 1978. Pick 3 launched in
November 1980; it was the Lotterys first draw game. Pick 4 began in
September 1985. Also that month, Vermont unveiled Tri-State Megabucks, the
first multistate game in the United States. Together with Maine and New
Hampshire, there would be a number of draw games under the Tri-State banner
over the ensuing years.
Currently, the Vermont Lotterys draw game
lineup includes Powerball, Mega Millions, Hot Lotto Sizzler, the New England
regional game Lucky for Life, Tri-State Megabucks Plus, Pick 3 and Pick 4. The
last three games are all Tri-State games. The Lottery also offers Fast Play
instant games played through the retail terminals.
The Vermont Lottery was
established to produce the maximum amount of net revenue consonant with
the dignity of the state and the general welfare of the people. In
support of this goal, the Lottery remains committed to contributing all
proceeds to the Education Fund, while also strongly communicating the
importance of responsible gaming.
Originally, Lottery profits were sent to
the states General Fund, but since 1998 all revenues have been dedicated
to the Education Fund.