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| Louisiana Lottery Corp.
||555 LAUREL STREET BATON ROUGE., LOUISIANA
||TEL: (225) 297-2000
||FAX: (225) 297-2005
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4, Easy 5.
||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.
||The state of Louisiana
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 Lotterys 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
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
states 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.
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