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Manitoba Lotteries reported $332.1 million in profit from $811 million in revenue during April 1, 2010 – March 31, 2011.

The profit was distributed as follows:

– $259.9 million to health, education and other government programs
– $47.3 million to community development projects
– $16.5 million on grants to municipalities
– $8.4 million to the Winnipeg Police Service

That is a pretty amazing number. Almost a billion dollars a year spent in Manitoba on VLTs and Casinos! [WINNIPEG FREE PRESS]