The Arkansas Lottery announced today that the fiscal year ended June 30 with total sales of $474.1 million for the year, about 2.2 percent, or $10 million, higher than sales the year before. The final figures on profit are not yet available, but if past performance is an indicator, the lottery net could rise by about $2 million over last year, when $94.2 million was available for lottery scholarships. That’s enough for an additional 200 or so $4,500 annual scholarships to a four-year school and twice that at the $2,250 per year rate paid for two-year college scholarships.

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