Urbana ranked 670th in state in lottery ticket sales for May 2016
The per capita lottery ticket sales in Urbana was $12.24 per person.
Based on monthly sales records obtained by the Chambana Sun, Urbana generated $518,003 in net sales from its 23 lottery retailers in May 2016, compared to $566,821.50 in May 2015.
The City of Urbana is in Champaign County, and has a population of 42,311, according to 2010 census data. Neighboring municipalities are Champaign.
Average sales for municipalities in the region in May 2016 was $21,007.56.
Urbana's top lottery retailer is Schnucks #720 located at 200 N Vine St, Urbana, IL 61802.
Schnucks #720 generated 10 percent of Urbana's May 2016 lottery ticket sales and 3 percent of Champaign County's sales that month, which was $2,268,817.50.
A close look at sales by city shows that the top five cities with the highest lottery revenue per capita in Champaign County in 2015 were Ogden, Gifford, Mahomet, Rantoul and Thomasboro.
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.