CLEVELAND, Ohio - Ohioans spent an average of $233 per year on lottery tickets, above the national average of $206, according to a new study.
LendEDU, an online marketplace for student loan refinancing, used recently-released data from the U.S. Census Bureau to look at spending in the 43 states with lotteries.
Income and apportionment data from state-administered lottery funds were included in preliminary data for the 2015 Annual Survey of State Government Finances, released in May by the U.S. Census Bureau.
For each state that has its own lottery, the income generated from ticket sales (excluding commissions), and the apportionment of those sales is included.
Money generated from a state's lottery are divided three ways: prizes for winning tickets, administrative bills, and leftover proceeds.
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