The California lottery has the highest sales total during the fiscal year in the state’s lottery history with $5.5 billion dollars in ticket sales, which beats the previous record by about $500 million. Growth in sales may be linked to the introduction of $20 scratcher tickets which seem to be on the rise. Source on scratchers says:
It’s good business. Customers come in and buy other items when they get [the lotto tickets]. We’ve got a lot of regulars.