West Virginia Lottery’s total sales declined $64 million in April 2020 from projections, as reported at the lottery monthly commission meeting this week.
The lottery had to shut down all its VLTs and table games as the state ordered restaurants, bars and casinos closed starting in mid-March.
“Our traditional sales have been running pretty steady, as [we] actually have exceeded some of the sales for the same time in previous years,” said West Virginia Lottery Director John Myers reported. “It’s been a surprise. I think we all were questioning what level of sales we would have with that.”
The West Virginia Lottery offers one of the largest portfolios in the country, spanning traditional and non-traditional games. In fiscal 2019, West Virginia Lottery’s consolidated sales totaled $1.14 billion, according to La Fleur’s 2020 World Lottery Almanac.