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2008 Annual Report Available

November 18, 2008 – By November 1 of each year, the Nebraska Lottery is required by law to deliver its written annual report to the Governor and the Legislature. The report is a public record.

The 2008 Annual Report and Resource Guide (for the fiscal year that began on July 1, 2007 and ended on June 30, 2008) contains a number of notable highlights.

Record Sales

Sales of all Nebraska Lottery games (Scratch and Lotto) for the fiscal year totaled more than $121 million.

Beneficiary Fund Contributions

Total contributions to Nebraska Lottery beneficiary funds passed $319 million with the June quarterly transfer. During the fiscal year, Nebraska Lottery beneficiary funds received a total of $31 million.

Pass-Through Agreement

Early in the fiscal year (August of 2007), a pass-through agreement went into effect whereby Scratch tickets provided by GTECH are validated through the on-line game (Lotto) terminal provided by Intralot. As a result, Nebraska Lottery retailers are able to serve customers more efficiently, and sales and validation reports for Scratch and Lotto games are available to retailers through a single piece of equipment that operates in real time via satellite link.


Nebraska Lottery research has found that 44 percent of the eligible population (age 19 or older) has played a Nebraska Lottery game in the past year.

Website Traffic Growth

During the fiscal year, visits to grew by 13 percent to more than 2.8 million.

Beyond these highlights, the 2008 Annual Report and Resource Guide contains information about developments in Scratch and Lotto games, special contests and promotions, and major winners claimed at Nebraska Lottery claim centers.

The Nebraska Lottery 2008 Annual Report and Resource Guide (35 pages, full-color) is available in PDF form here.

To request a full-color, bound copy of the Nebraska Lottery 2008 Annual Report and Resource Guide, email your name and mailing address to or write to:

Nebraska Lottery
P.O. Box 98901
Lincoln, NE 68509

Published on 11/18/2008