Powerball launches; Governor Johnson buys first ticket.
In its first distribution of net profits, the Lottery returns $6.2 million to the State.
Lottery repays in full $2.8 million in Lottery Revenue Bonds.
Lottery ends Fiscal Year 1996 (partial year) with gross sales of $28.5 million and profit of $6.3 million.
Lottery launch day; Scratcher sales begin. Proceeds split 60% Public School Capital Outlay Fund and 40% Lottery Tuition Fund.
The first Scratcher tickets – all 7.2 million – arrive at Lottery headquarters.