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Globally, the lottery industry generates over $300 billion in annual sales, including over $88 billion in instant win games, which have been growing at a rate 2x greater than all other lottery products combined.
To add perspective, the high-profile global filmed-entertainment industry produces just a little over $100 billion in annual sales.
2017 Worldwide Lottery Sales
(in U.S. $millions)
Source: La Fleur’s Data Report
During 2017, North America’s 120 million lottery players, generated $84 billion in sales, ranking third among the world’s six regions. Instant win game sales totaled $50 billion, 60% of total sales.
U.S. Industry Fun Facts
49% of US adults purchased a lottery ticket in the past 12 months.
53% of players have attended college.
53% of players earn over $90,000 in income and spend roughly 3x as much on lotteries as other players.
Each year over $800 million in lottery prizes goes unclaimed.
Lotteries contribute over $20 billion a year to good causes, such as education, senior programs, veterans programs, parks and other worthy causes…looked at slightly differently, for every dollar spent on a lottery ticket, $.63 is paid out in prizes and $.27 to good causes.
The odds of being struck by lightning are better than the odds of winning a lottery? Between 2013 and 2015, 82 Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots were won and an additional 1,300 people won $1,000,000 or more playing lotteries…only 113 people were struck by lightning!