The state lottery sold the most lottery tickets since it launched in 2006 during the last fiscal year.
The lottery sold $1.4 billion worth of tickets in the fiscal year that ended June 30. That's a 9.9 percent increase from the previous year, according to unofficial figures provided by the state lottery.
The boost in sales was due in part to the launch of the Mega Millions game, which doubled the number of drawings for big multi-state huge jackpot games per week. The lottery also broke the 6,000 mark on its number of retailers.
At the start of the fiscal year, lottery tickets were available at 6,267 outlets. Retailer turnover is pretty high and the lottery's staff has focused on recruitment and retention.