Tuscola ranked 215th in state in lottery ticket sales for March 2016
The per capita lottery ticket sales in Tuscola was $28.03 per person.
Based on monthly sales records obtained by the East Central Reporter, Tuscola generated $124,547 in net sales from its six lottery retailers in March 2016, compared to $108,800.50 in March 2015.
The City of Tuscola is in Douglas County, and has a population of 4,443, according to 2010 census data.
Average sales for municipalities in the region in March 2016 was $17,978.30.
Tuscola's top lottery retailer is Circle K #1338 located at 314 E Southline Rd, Tuscola, IL 61953.
Circle K #1338 generated 40 percent of Tuscola's March 2016 lottery ticket sales and 19 percent of Douglas County's sales that month, which was $269,674.50.
A close look at sales by city shows that the top five cities with the highest lottery revenue per capita in Douglas County in 2015 were Arcola, Tuscola, Newman, Villa Grove and Atwood.
Statewide, the top five cities with the highest lottery revenue per capita were Forest View, Burnt Prairie, McCook, Mapleton and Merrionette Park.
The top five cities in the state generated $5,496,719 in net sales -- 1 percent of the state's 2015 net sales amounting to $2,793,271,709.50.