Rochester ranked 708th in state in lottery ticket sales
The village of Rochester had the 708th highest lottery ticket net sales statewide per capita for the month of May 2016 -- up 46 spots from its April ranking.
The per capita lottery ticket sales in Rochester was $11.09 per person.
Based on monthly sales records obtained by the Sangamon Sun, Rochester generated $41,919.50 in net sales from its two lottery retailers in May 2016, compared to $33,943 in May 2015.
The Village of Rochester is in Sangamon County, and has a population of 3,779, according to 2010 census data. Neighboring municipalities are Springfield.
Average sales for municipalities in the region in May 2016 was $25,269.96.
Rochester's top lottery retailer is Rochester Phillips 66 located at 450 South State St, Rochester, IL 62563.
Rochester Phillips 66 generated 100 percent of Rochester's May 2016 lottery ticket sales and 2 percent of Sangamon County's sales that month, which was $3,057,666.
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.