Palos Hills ranked 198th in state in lottery ticket sales
The city of Palos Hills had the 198th highest lottery ticket net sales statewide per capita for the month of February 2016 -- down 15 spots from its January ranking.
The per capita lottery ticket sales in Palos Hills was $27.67 per person.
Based on monthly sales records obtained by the South Cook News, Palos Hills generated $485,990 in net sales from its 10 lottery retailers in February 2016, compared to $460,005 in February 2015.
The city of Palos Hills is in Cook County, and has a population of 17,565, according to 2010 census data. Neighboring municipalities are Worth, Palos Park, Bridgeview, Chicago Ridge, Palos Heights and Hickory Hills.
Average sales for municipalities in the region in February 2016 was $40,023.45.
Palos Hills' top lottery retailer is Palos Hills Mart Inc located at 10300 Harlem Ave, Palos Hills, IL 60465.
Palos Hills Mart Inc generated 31 percent of Palos Hills' February 2016 lottery ticket sales and 1 percent of Cook County's sales that month, which was $124,713,092.50.
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.