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County lottery ticket sales down almost $180,000 from January to February

Columbia County had lottery ticket sales totaling $380,579 in February, according to a report released February 10 by the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - Office of the Arkansas Lottery.

This is down from $558,091 in January.

In February, Columbia County had winnings of $232,778 awarded, down from $309,650 winnings awarded in January.

Statewide, lottery ticket sales totaled $42,269,390.50 with winnings of $27,175,239 awarded. This compares to sales of $65,133,123.50 and winnings of $40,699,310 awarded in January.

The seven neighboring Southwest Arkansas counties surveyed had lottery ticket sales and winnings as follows for the month of February.

Calhoun County had lottery ticket sales of $66,859.50 with winnings of $40,312.00 awarded in February.

Hempstead County had lottery ticket sales of $438,489 with winnings of $247,585.00 awarded in February.

Lafayette County had lottery ticket sales of $105,528 with winnings of $61,437.00 awarded in February.

Miller County had lottery ticket sales of $710,935.50 with winnings of $423,682.00 awarded in February.

Nevada County had lottery ticket sales of $188,405 with winnings of $112,316.00 awarded in February.

Ouachita County had lottery ticket sales of $756,670.50 with winnings of $480,164 awarded in February.

Union County had lottery ticket sales of $1,043,056 with winnings of $646,365.00 award in February.

Columbia County retailers had lottery ticket sales as follows for the month of February.

Tobacco Station USA #1, 901 E. Main St., Magnolia, instant sales $65,939.00; online sales $12,713.50; total sales $78,652.50.

Magnolia Food Mart, 302 Hwy. 79 North, Magnolia, instant sales $51,600, online sales $6,543.50, total sales $58,143.50.

Dixie Mart No. 25, 1119 S. Jackson St., Magnolia, instant sales $27,300.00, online sales $2,434.00, total sales $29,734.

Riders Travel Plaza, 441 Hwy. 79 South, Magnolia, instant sales $25,800, online sales $2,177.00, total sales $27,977.

E-Z Mart No. 4210, 206 W. McKissack St., Waldo, instant sales $23,700, online sales $2,533.50, total sales $26,233.50.

Dixie Mart No. 28, 407 W. Main St., Magnolia, instant sales $20,400, online sales $2,586.50, total sales $22,986.50.

Tobacco Superstore No. 85, 1100 E. Main St., Magnolia, instant sales $15,300, online sales $4,601.50, total sales $19,901.50.

Dixie Mart No. 27, 1016 E. Main St., Magnolia, instant sales $16,500, online sales $2,576.50, total sales $19,076.50.

Dixie Mart No. 21, 1645 E. Main St., Magnolia, instant sales $13,200, online sales $3,678.50, total sales $16,878.50.

Rider Express, 2052 N. Jackson St., Magnolia, instant sales $12,600, online sales $1,595.50, total sales $14,195.50.

Emerson Food Mart, 402 N. Elm St., Emerson, instant sales $10,500, online sales $3,439.00, total sales $13,939.

Dixie Mart No. 23, 1 Warnock Springs Rd., Magnolia, instant sales $10,200, online sales $3,597.00, total sales $13,797.

Magnolia Travel Center, 10 Hwy. 82 Bypass West, Magnolia, instant sales $10,500, online sales $1,566, total sales $12,066.

Murphy USA 6925, 58 Hwy. 79 Bypass North, Magnolia, instant sales $10,260, online sales $1,265, total sales $11,525.50.

Dixie Mart No. 24, 203 N. Elm St., Emerson, instant sales $5,745, online sales $2,026.50, total sales $7,771.50.

Tom's Korner Store, 3860 Hwy. 344, Magnolia, instant sales $5,700.00, online sales $784.50, total sales $6,484.50.

Walmart No. 83, 60 Hwy. 79 North, Magnolia, instant sales $1,099, online sales $306, total sales $1,405.

Brookshire Food Store No. 81, 1623 E. Main St., Magnolia, instant sales -$399, online sales $210, total sales -$188.50.

It is noted that Brookshire Food Store has a negative balance in instant sales and total sales. According to the ASL, retailers with a negative balance cash more lottery tickets than they sell. The ASL pays them every quarter for any negative balance they have.