Genoa ranked 533rd in state in lottery ticket sales for January 2016
The City of Genoa had the 533rd-highest lottery ticket net sales statewide per capita for the month of January 2016—up 19 spots from its December ranking.
The per capita lottery ticket sales in Genoa were $23.25 per person.
Based on monthly sales records obtained by the DeKalb Times, Genoa generated $120,785 in net sales from its five lottery retailers in January 2016, compared to $70,628 in January 2015.
The City of Genoa is in DeKalb County and has a population of 5,196, according to 2010 census data.
Average sales for municipalities in the region in January 2016 were $27,129.57.
Genoa's top lottery retailer was the Genoa BP located at 601 E. Main St., 60135.
The BP station generated 33 percent of Genoa's January 2016 lottery ticket sales and 2 percent of DeKalb County's sales that month, which were $1,980,459.
A close look at sales by city shows that the top five cities with the highest lottery revenue per capita in DeKalb County in 2015 were Shabbona, Somonauk, Kirkland, Sandwich and Sycamore.
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.