Cedar Rapids Gazette: Iowa Lottery officials closed the books Wednesday on a record-breaking fiscal year that saw new highs for sales of lottery products, prizes to players and proceeds to the state. Preliminary figures show annual lottery sales for fiscal 2021, which ended June 30, topped $452.6 million, while prizes to players totaled a record $288.9 million. The state’s gambling enterprise generated a record $101.7 million in proceeds to the treasury for the 12-month period.