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Audit points out way for Louisiana to get more money from lottery

Source: Louisiana Lottery Source: Louisiana Lottery
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A legislative audit looked at how Louisiana could get more revenue from the lottery.

According to the audit, the state could get more than $27 million in unclaimed prize revenues on top of its regular share of ticket sale revenues.

In order to do that, the audit stated lawmakers should lower the mandated 35 percent share the state receives in gross revenues to 25 percent.

The report pointed out the lower percentage would allow the lottery to invest additional money into scratch-off ticket prizes, which could increase the amount the state gets annually.

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