Mechanicsburg ranked 692th in state in lottery ticket sales
The village of Mechanicsburg had the 692th highest lottery ticket net sales statewide per capita for the month of June 2016 -- down 264 spots from its May ranking.
The per capita lottery ticket sales in Mechanicsburg was $10.72 per person.
Based on monthly sales records obtained by the Sangamon Sun, Mechanicsburg generated $6,743.50 in net sales from its two lottery retailers in June 2016, compared to $11,077 in June 2015.
The village of Mechanicsburg is in Sangamon County, and has a population of 629, according to 2010 census data.
Average sales for municipalities in the region in June 2016 was $25,435.74.
Mechanicsburg's top lottery retailer is Dove's Discount located at 220 W Main St, Mechanicsburg, IL 62545.
Dove's Discount generated 58 percent of Mechanicsburg's June 2016 lottery ticket sales and 1 percent of Sangamon County's sales that month, which was $3,128,597.
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.