Riverton ranked 685th in state in lottery ticket sales
The village of Riverton had the 685th highest lottery ticket net sales statewide per capita for the month of July 2016 -- down 9 spots from its June ranking.
The per capita lottery ticket sales in Riverton was $12.18 per person.
Based on monthly sales records obtained by the Sangamon Sun, Riverton generated $42,155 in net sales from its one lottery retailer in July 2016, compared to $36,188 in July 2015.
The village of Riverton is in Sangamon County, and has a population of 3,462, according to 2010 census data. Neighboring municipalities are Spaulding and Clear Lake.
Average sales for municipalities in the region in July 2016 was $26,214.33.
Riverton's top lottery retailer is Riverton Fast Stop located at 1300 N 7th St, Riverton, IL 62561.
Riverton Fast Stop generated 100 percent of Riverton's July 2016 lottery ticket sales and 2 percent of Sangamon County's sales that month, which was $3,224,363.50.
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.