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Louisiana Lottery Corp.
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
Gross Sales FY 2016: $507,036,087
Sales Per Capita: $78.70
Number of Employees: 145
Number of Retailers: 2,875
On-line Vendor: INTRALOT Inc
July 30, 2009 June 30, 2020
Instant Ticket Vendor: N/A
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
August 16, 2021 Louisiana Lottery Report Winnings and Sales for the Month of July
August 4, 2021 Louisiana Lottery Touts Best Years Ever with $625M in Revenue
February 1, 2021 Second Quarter Louisiana Lottery Transfers Up $13.2 Million From Last Year
October 30, 2020 Louisiana Lottery Exceeds Expectations with First Quarter Transfers Up $9 Million From Last Year
October 11, 2020 Louisiana Tries Again to Legalize Sports Betting
September 11, 2020 Louisiana Lottery Launches Two New Orleans Saints Branded Scratch-Off Games
June 4, 2020 Governor Chooses State Police Official to Chair Louisiana Gambling Board
June 2, 2020 Louisiana Gambling Board Chairman Removed by state Senate

News Archive for CY2019
October 3, 2019 Louisiana Lottery Saints Second-Chance Drawing Entry Deadline Approaches
August 13, 2019 Louisiana Lottery Launches Two New Orleans Saints Branded Scratch-off Games with Second-Chance Game-Day Experiences and Autographed Merchandise Prizes
May 7, 2019 Nearly $10 million in Louisiana Lottery Winnings Go Unclaimed Every Year
May 6, 2019 Louisiana Lottery Corporation Third Quarter Transfers Up $10 Million From Last Year
February 12, 2019 The Lottery Celebrates Crawfish Season with Launch of Zatarain's Scratch-Off Game

News Archive for CY2018
August 15, 2018 Tenth SAINTS Louisiana Lottery Scratch-off Boasts Instant Cash Prizes Plus Second-Chance Game-Day Experiences & Autographed Merchandise Prizes
April 20, 2018 LaPolitics: As Gaming Tension Mounts, Lottery Gets Overlooked
March 5, 2018 Lottery Drawings Produce $5.9 Million in Winnings in February While Scratch-Off Winners Claim $11 Million

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?


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