Since its beginning in 1988, the Wisconsin Lottery
has managed the Lottery fund with the following results
- Prizes Paid
($6.4 billion or 56.51% of revenue)
At least 50% of total revenue must be dedicated to prize winnings.
- Retailer Compensation Paid
($690.0 million or 6.03% of revenue)
This money goes to Wisconsin businesses.
- Operational Expenses
($750.1 million or 6.55% of revenue)
Expenses include staff salaries. The Lottery has operated well below the mandated limit of 10%.
- Funding for Property Tax Credits
($3.5 billion or 30.91% of revenue)
This money has been returned to eligible Wisconsin taxpayers.
Over the years, the Wisconsin Lottery has generated more than $11.4 billion in total revenue. At least 95% of that revenue has gone back to the people of Wisconsin. That money stays in Wisconsin's economy for the good of everyone.
Note: The figures above include the most recent fiscal year, and may not be the final audited results.