18 Mar 2011

Lotto sales up at half year result

9:18 pm on 18 March 2011

Lotto sales have hit record highs of $446.2 million.

The commission says the increase is due to changes to the game after the GST increase, and new advertising campaigns.

Chief executive Todd McLeay says the result beats a sales record of $3.9m.

And he says Lotto's first half year result is $46.7m.

Mr McLeay says the biggest ever Powerball First Division jackpot was in October, with a prize of $28.3m.