DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Lottery says record sales of Scratch tickets and new Jackpot games helped it post $518.9 million in sales for the fiscal year that ended June 30.

That’s the Lottery’s best sales performance on record and represents a 3.5 percent increase from the previous year’s sales.

The Lottery paid out $328.3 million in prizes in the latest fiscal year, up from $307.7 million in the previous year.

Colorado Lottery says Great Outdoors Colorado will receive $56 million from the sale of lottery tickets in the last fiscal year. The Conservation Trust Fund will receive $45.3 million, Colorado State Parks will receive $11.3 million, and $662,230 will be returned to the Public School Capital Construction Assistance Fund.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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