The Ohio Lottery Economic Impacts

Economic Impacts

  • The Lottery transferred $728.6 million in Fiscal Year 2010, from the sale of online and instant tickets, to the Lottery Profits Education Fund for use by primary and secondary schools in Ohio.
  • The Lottery distributed more than $1.5 billion in prizes to holders of winning tickets, the majority whom reside in Ohio.
  • The Lottery withheld approximately $51 million in Federal taxes and $12.2 million in State taxes from prize awards during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010.
  • More than 8,900 retailers sell lottery products made up of a variety chain retailers and independent stores. Lottery retailers selling lottery products received $153.4 million in bonuses and commissions in Fiscal Year 2010.
  • Retailer floor traffic increases as a direct result of lottery sales. The Lottery helps draw customers into retail establishments.
  • On a weekly basis, an average of $21 million is on deposit in Ohio financial institutions through its electronic transfer (EFT) collection system of more than 8,900 retailers across the state.
  • For Fiscal Year 2011, the Lottery’s operating budget is approximately $130 million, which provides for a variety of goods and services that are procured from vendors here in the state of Ohio.
  • The Lottery leases office and warehouse space in eleven major facilities throughout Ohio, totaling approximately 215,000 square feet. Total leases paid by the Ohio Lottery amounted to over $1.4 million.
  • The Lottery employs nearly 350 Ohioans throughout the state.
  • The Lottery’s major vendor, Intralot, operates out of another facility located in the state where in addition to operating the Ohio Lottery, it houses data-processing information for five other state lotteries.
  • The Lottery purchases Multi Game Vending Machines from our vendor that are assemble in the state of Ohio.
  • The Lottery contracts with Ohio-based advertising firms for radio, television, production, media placement, billboards and other marketing related services.
  • Additional staff are employed by companies such as: Northlich Advertising, Marcus Thomas Advertising, WEWS, Mills James, and Hooven-Dayton strictly due to the Lottery’s existence.
  • The Lottery and vendor employees have a significant effect on spin-off jobs of local businesses, restaurants, etc.
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