Lemont ranked 494th in state in lottery ticket sales
The village of Lemont had the 494th highest lottery ticket net sales statewide per capita for the month of March 2016 -- up 5 spots from its February ranking.
The per capita lottery ticket sales in Lemont was $18.33 per person.
Based on monthly sales records obtained by the South Cook News, Lemont generated $307,649 in net sales from its 10 lottery retailers in March 2016, compared to $296,420 in March 2015.
The village of Lemont is in Cook County, and has a population of 16,788, according to 2010 census data. Neighboring municipalities are Darien, Palos Park, Burr Ridge, Willow Springs, Lockport, Romeoville, Woodridge, Homer Glen and Bolingbrook.
Average sales for municipalities in the region in March 2016 was $44,846.27.
Lemont's top lottery retailer is Jewel Food Store 3182 located at 1202 State St, Lemont, IL 60439.
Jewel Food Store 3182 generated 20 percent of Lemont's March 2016 lottery ticket sales and 1 percent of Cook County's sales that month, which was $139,157,981.50.
A close look at sales by city shows that the top five cities with the highest lottery revenue per capita in Cook County in 2015 were Forest View, McCook, Merrionette Park, Calumet Park and Hodgkins.
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.