Lottery

Assuming a population of about 24,000, Columbia County residents spent on average about $16.24 per person on the state lottery in June.

Columbia County had $380,298 in Arkansas Scholarship Lottery ticket sales in June, according to a report released July 10 by the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - Office of the Arkansas Lottery.

This is down from May ticket sales of $384,731.

Winnings awarded in June totaled $235,737, up from winnings awarded in May of $226,488.

Statewide, Arkansas had lottery ticket sales of $38,110,928 in June, down from $42,818,363.50 in May. Winnings awarded in Arkansas for the month of June totaled $23,985,795, compared to $26,074,074 in May.

The seven neighboring Southwest Arkansas counties surveyed had ticket sales and winnings as follows:

Calhoun County had lottery ticket sales of $51,005 in June with winnings of $29,645.

Hempstead County had lottery ticket sales of $380,580 in June with winnings of $287,328.

Lafayette County had lottery ticket sales of $85,473.50 in June with winnings of $54,704.

Miller County had lottery ticket sales of $608,486 in June with winnings of $361,481.

Nevada County had lottery ticket sales of $256,907 in June with winnings of $159,580.

Ouachita County had lottery ticket sales of $508,862.50 in June with winnings of $328,800.

Union County had lottery ticket sales of $856,470 in June with winnings of $519,357.

The top five retailers in Columbia County for the month of June included:

1. Tobacco Station USA No. 1, 901 E. Main St., Magnolia, total net sales $92,940.50, average weekly sales $23,235.13.

2. Magnolia Food Mart, 302 Hwy. 79 North, Magnolia, total net sales $35,783.50, average weekly sales $8,945.88.

3. Riders Travel Plaza, 441 Hwy. 79 South, Magnolia, total net sales $28,409.50, average weekly sales $7,102.38.

4. Dixie Mart No. 28, 407 W. Main St., Magnolia, total net sales $26,840.50, average weekly sales $6,710.13.

5. Dixie Mart No. 21, 1645 E. Main St., Magnolia, total net sales $25,530.50, average weekly sales $6,382.63.

Other local retailers' sales for the month of June include:

Tobacco Superstore No. 85, 1100 E. Main St., Magnolia, total net sales $25,324, average weekly sales $6,331.

Dixie Mart No. 23, 1 Warnock Springs Rd., Magnolia, total net sales $20,943.50, average weekly sales $5,235.88.

Dixie Mart No. 25,1119 S. Jackson St., Magnolia, total net sales $20,497.50, average weekly sales $5,124.38.

Dixie Mart No. 27, 1016 E. Main St., Magnolia, total net sales $18,734, average weekly sales $4,683.50.

Murphy USA 6925, 58 Hwy. 79 Bypass N, Magnolia, total net sales $18,040, average weekly sales $4,510.

EZ Mart No. 4210, 206 W. McKissack St., Waldo, total net sales $17,849.50, average weekly sales $4,462.38.

Emerson Food Mart, 402 N. Elm St., Emerson, total net sales $13,413.50, average weekly sales $3,353.38.

Rider Express, 2052 N. Jackson St., Magnolia, total net sales $13,154.50, average weekly sales $3,288.63.

Dixie Mart No. 24, 203 N. Elm St., Emerson, total net sales $11,628, average weekly sales $2,907.

Village One Stop LLC, 4961 Hwy. 82 East, Magnolia, total net sales $6,148.50, average weekly sales $1,537.13.

Tom's Korner Store, 3860 Hwy. 344, Magnolia, total net sales $5,572.50, average weekly sales $1,393.13.

Brookshire's Food Store No. 8, 1623 E. Main St., Magnolia, total net sales -$512, average weekly sales -$128.

It is noted that Brookshire's total is a negative number. According to a representative with the ASL, this negative number indicated a retailer the ASL owed money to. Retailers with a negative balance cash more lottery tickets than they sell. The ASL pays them every quarter for any negative balance they have.

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