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Vermont Lottery Commission
Address: 1311 US RTE. 302 - SUITE 100 BARRE, VERMONT 05641
Internet: www.vtlottery.com
E-mail Address: Staff@vtlottery.com
Phone: (802) 479-5686
Fax: (802) 479-4294
Population: 621,760
U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
Lottery Director: Vacant
Year Lottery Founded: February 1978
Sales FY 2015: $111,760,000
Sales Per Capita: $168
Number of Employees: 20
Retailers: 689
On-line Vendor: Intralot
Instant Ticket Vendor: Scientific Games
ITVMs N/A
Advertising: NL Partners
Games Offered: Powerball, Mega Bucks, Mega Millions, Hot Lotto, Tri State Fast Play, Weekly Grand, Pick 3, Pick 4, Instant Games.
Proceeds: General fund. As of July 1998 - Education


Background

 

In 1976, 66 percent of Vermont voters approved a state lottery. The state’s 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 Lottery’s 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 Lottery’s 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 state’s General Fund, but since 1998 all revenues have been dedicated to the Education Fund.

 

News 2017
January 17, 2017 Governor to Merge the Department of Liquor Control with the Lottery Commission


News 2016
November 3, 2016 Vermont Lottery Seeks Executive Director
October 10, 2016 Governor Appoints Greg Smith the New Director of the Illinois Lottery
September 27, 2016 Vermont Lottery Director Resigns Position to Pursue Another Opportunity in the Midwest
August 29, 2016 Record Year for Vermont Lottery Profits
July 7, 2016 Vermont Bars Lose Lottery Terminals After New Law Takes Effect
June 21, 2016 Vermont Lottery and Agency of Education Partner for Fourth Round of Tech Grants
May 17, 2016 Pollard Banknote Receives One-Year Instant Ticket Contract Extension From The Vermont Lottery
May 6, 2016 Future of the Vermont Lottery's New Interactive Lottery Entertainment Product Threatened by State Law


News 2015
April 8, 2015 Vermont Lottery Sees Frogger Instant Scratch Game Leaping Off The Shelves
April 3, 2015 Vermont Lottery Launches New Scratch Off


News 2014
January 23, 2014 Pollard Banknote Named Primary Instant Ticket Supplier For The Vermont Lottery Commission

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