Pull-Tab Ticket Sales Drop Again

Roy Troxel of Luzerne redeems an Iowa Lottery pull tab from Hy-Vee customer service employee Ryan Jonas at the Johnson Ave NW Hy-Vee in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, July 7, 2011. "Every little bit helps" said Troxel of the 50 cents he won on the ticket. Troxel says he usually plays once a week when he is in town to go shopping.

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By Rachel Begle

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Another drop in sales of pull-tab tickets has Iowa Lottery officials considering changes.

The Des Moines Register says that in a report sent to the Legislature earlier this month, the lottery said the pull-tab sales dropped nearly 7 percent over the year ending June 30. The sales total was $16.2 million, compared with $17.4 million the previous 12 months.

Lottery spokeswoman Mary Neubauer says the sales drop was the fifth in a row. She says lottery officials are looking at changes that could include "creating a new product or it could be discontinuing the games or upgrading them."

Scratch games grew 7 percent from the previous fiscal year. They accounted for $202.3 million of the lottery's $339.3 million in sales during the 12 months that ended June 30.

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