Ticket Lottery Leads Increase in Gaming Revenue
Halifax, July 21, 2016 – Higher lottery jackpots, including the first $64 million jackpot won in
Canada, contributed to a $23 million increase in ticket lottery gaming revenue this year.
More Lotto Max MaxMillions and Lotto 6-49 jackpots and an increase in Twist and Tag purchases
helped deliver $141.4 million to the province in 2015-16.
The figures are provided in the Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corporation (NSPLCC) financial statements released today, July 21.
"One hundred per cent of gaming profit goes back to the community to support important
government programs like health care, roads and education as well as activities like sport and culture that are near and dear to Nova Scotians," said the corporation's CEO Bob MacKinnon. "We are fortunate to be at the helm of Nova Scotia's gaming industry, offering entertainment that benefits communities across the province."