Quarterly Lottery Sales Indicator

Since 2010, the WLA has been collecting and compiling lottery sales data from WLA members around the world on a quarterly basis. Currently around 35 lotteries, representing approximately 60% of global lottery sales by volume, provide these figures to the WLA. The data is aggregated, analyzed, and published on this website as the WLA Quarterly Lottery Sales Indicator to provide lotteries, suppliers, and the general public with a snapshot of shorter-term global and regional sales trends.

COVID-19: Holding the line against the coronavirus

  • COVID-19 cases top 14 million worldwide with a confirmed case fatality rate of ≈4.3% and an estimated infection fatality rate of ≈0.65%.
  • Asia and Europe ‘flatten the curve’ as hotspots ignite in the US, Brazil, and India.
  • EU reopens its borders to travelers from 14 nations but not to US tourists.
  • Economies restart as parts of Europe and the US cautiously emerge from lockdown.
  • Global output in 2020 projected to decline 4.9% globally and 8% in advanced economies as world enters worst recession since Great Depression.
  • Cumulative loss to global economic output across 2020–2021 now put at USD 12 trillion.
  • More than 50 million Americans file initial unemployment claims in 17 weeks as extended unemployment insurance is set to expire.
  • Lotteries in China, Europe, and the US start the shift in earnest from retail to online.
  • Sportsbooks begin to recoup as German Bundesliga, English Premier League, and Italian Serie A return.
  • Las Vegas strip reopens with 21 of 35 resorts having returned by the 4th of July weekend.
  • H2 Global Gaming's 2020 total gambling forecast now downgraded 24.0% on pre-outbreak estimates with lottery products' global gross win downgraded 14.4%.
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Lottery, sports betting, and gaming sectors battered by coronavirus

  • COVID-19 cases top 1.25 million as one-third of the world goes on lockdown
  • Lottomatica, SELAE, and ONCE suspend all sales as China Sports and China Welfare resume operations on a rolling basis
  • North American lotteries suspend VLT operations and close prize redemption claim centers
  • Sports betting hit by adjournment of major events and competitions including the English Premier League, Italy’s Serie A, Euro 2020, and the 2020 Summer Olympics
  • All casinos in Las Vegas close as Macau casinos cautiously reopen
  • Major turf events including the Kentucky Derby and the Grand National postponed as horse racing is cancelled or moved behind closed doors
  • US congress approves USD 2.2 trillion relief package as 10 million Americans file for unemployment
  • H2 Global Gaming's 2020 total gambling forecast now downgraded 12.1% on pre-outbreak estimates.

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