CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Lottery revenue from The Greenbrier’s casino fell 44 percent last month, after the June 23 flood forced the resort to close for two weeks.
But total Lottery revenues were up, thanks to a surge in traditional online games fueled by large Powerball and MegaMillions jackpots in July.
“Fortunately, we had one product that was selling better because of those big jackpots, while others were down because of the flooding,” said acting Lottery Director John Myers after Tuesday’s Lottery Commission meeting in Charleston. “So in this case, they offset.”
Revenue from The Greenbrier’s casino dropped to $281,000 for the month, down from $502,000 in July 2015…