The Ohio Lottery is reports record-high sales and profits for the 2014 fiscal year, boosted in part by revenue from new video lottery terminals at three racinos.
The State Controlling Board has approved an Ohio Lottery plan to spend 22.5 million dollars on 12 hundred new electronic raffle machines for veterans' posts and fraternal organizations.
Six veterans posts and fraternal organizations has rejected the state's offer of new gaming machines to replace ones that have been deemed illegal.
The Ohio Lottery says it has developed a video-style game alternative to illegal electronic raffles offered by veterans and fraternal posts.
The Ohio Lottery says public schools in the state will get 803 million dollars from a record-high 2.8 billion in lottery sales during the 2013 fiscal year.
Ohio Lottery officials are asking the State Controlling Board to renew the contract with the company hired to operate the lottery, despite a decline in sales this year.
A provision in the Ohio House version of the state budget bill prohibits the Ohio Lottery from following the lead of other states and selling tickets directly to players via computers and hand-held devices.