It seems that luck is in the air for the Minnesota Lottery, which is posting record sales of $520 million.
Despite the summer shut down that cost an estimated $30 million during the 20-day lottery lockdown, the lotto bounced back to outdo the 2011 record by $16 million.
Ed Van Petten, the director of the lottery, said he expects the state will see about $123 million on profits.
So why is the lottery apparently swelling in popularity? The top two answers FOX 9 News found were:
Van Petten said the sales were also bolstered by the new, $30 scratch ticket and more instant-win ticket sales.
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