The Virginia Lottery said Monday it earned a record $538.6 million in the most recent fiscal year on the strength of sales of instant scratch-off tickets, a new branding effort and a huge Mega Millions jackpot drawing in December.
A former lottery worker has pleaded guilty to felony theft over $10,000 for stealing thousands of scratch-off tickets and collecting the winnings.
The D.C. Council’s rejection of a proposed contract to provide scratch-off lottery tickets means the District of Columbia is likely to run out of instant tickets at least temporarily.
The D.C. Council is set to consider a contract to provide scratch-off lottery tickets in the city that does not meet a requirement that local businesses get 35 percent of the deal.
The local company that has a majority share of the District of Columbia’s lottery contract is at least temporarily out of the running for a chance to control the city’s instant scratch-off tickets.