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End of financial year report from Lotterywest

Mark Fletcher
July 30th, 2019 · 2 Comments

Lotterywest sent a terrific email to its retailers on Sunday:

Thank you for your contribution to an amazing year for Lotterywest and the community organisations we support.

Thanks to you, players and staff this 2018-19 financial year final sales reached more than $985 million*, a 15 per cent increase on last year and a record year in Lotterywest’s history.

The record return is a testament to the hundreds of small, local businesses and retailers who are behind Lotterywest games.

It is another positive step following the new laws to ban online lottery betting organisations and the initiatives announced last month by the State Government to boost sales and create long-term sustainability for Lotterywest’s network of small retail businesses.

Retailer commissions on Lotterywest sales will increase by 10.8 per cent from December this year ensuring Lotterywest continues to pay the highest retailer commission in Australia.

This financial year Lotterywest’s jackpotting games went to $60 million or above, five times, making a significant contribution to our record sales.

Collectively, more than $736 million* was returned in the form of prizes and grants to our State.

We supported 613 not-for-profit community organisations and local government authorities, who received more than $102 million* in direct grants.

$180 million* was allocated through statutory grants which benefit WA public hospitals, sports and recreation, and culture and the arts.

Lottery winners received more than $454 million* in prize money and we met 58 Division One and 44 Scratch’n’Win Top Prize winners in the Winners Room.

These figures have been updated on the Lotterywest website if you wish to share them.

We’re extremely fortunate in Western Australia to have the only lottery in the nation, and one of the few in the world, that is State Government-owned and operated, where the profits raised go directly back to the community.

Check out the story hub to find out how grants have made a difference in your local area and share the news with customers.

We look forward to another fantastic year ahead.

Kind regards,

Premier Mark McGowan and Susan Hunt, PSM, Lotterywest CEO


Category: Lotteries

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Russell // Jul 30, 2019 at 4:23 PM

    Great business relationship with retailers from a big corporation.


  • 2 Graeme Day // Jul 30, 2019 at 7:20 PM

    It’s nice to see respectful relationships being acknowledge from Top- Down.
    It makes it a partnership of two participants creating the success.


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