Sherman ranked 730th in state in lottery ticket sales
The village of Sherman had the 730th highest lottery ticket net sales statewide per capita for the month of April 2016 -- up 6 spots from its March ranking.
The per capita lottery ticket sales in Sherman was $9.23 per person.
Based on monthly sales records obtained by the Sangamon Sun, Sherman generated $42,519.50 in net sales from its two lottery retailers in April 2016, compared to $59,247.50 in April 2015.
The village of Sherman is in Sangamon County, and has a population of 4,605, according to 2010 census data. Neighboring municipalities are Williamsville and Springfield.
Average sales for municipalities in the region in April 2016 was $25,278.01.
Sherman's top lottery retailer is Caseys Gen Store #2587 located at 270 S Crossing DR, Sherman, IL 62684.
Caseys Gen Store #2587 generated 56 percent of Sherman's April 2016 lottery ticket sales and 1 percent of Sangamon County's sales that month, which was $3,008,084.
A close look at sales by city shows that the top five cities with the highest lottery revenue per capita in Sangamon County in 2015 were Williamsville, Springfield, Pleasant Plains, Illiopolis and Mechanicsburg.
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.