- Associated Press - Friday, April 22, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New Yorkers spent more on the state lottery and state-regulated electronic gaming machines than ever before last year, generating a record of almost $10 billion in revenue.

The state’s Gaming Commission released the numbers on Friday. They cover the fiscal year that ended March 31.

Most of the $9.7 billion in revenue came from traditional lottery tickets and instant scratch-off games. Nearly $2 billion of it came from video lottery terminals, which are similar to electronic slot machines.

Gaming Commission Executive Director Robert Williams says the New York state lottery remains the most profitable lottery in North America.

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