Oglesby ranked 587th in state in lottery ticket sales for March 2016
The per capita lottery ticket sales in Oglesby was $15.44 per person.
Based on monthly sales records obtained by the Illinois Valley Times, Oglesby generated $56,297 in net sales from its four lottery retailers in March 2016, compared to $83,497 in March 2015.
The City of Oglesby is in LaSalle County, and has a population of 3,647, according to 2010 census data.
Average sales for municipalities in the region in March 2016 was $25,392.51.
Oglesby's top lottery retailer is Becks located at 101 Marquette Ave, Oglesby, IL 61348.
Becks generated 41 percent of Oglesby's March 2016 lottery ticket sales and 1 percent of LaSalle County's sales that month, which was $2,285,326.
A close look at sales by city shows that the top five cities with the highest lottery revenue per capita in LaSalle County in 2015 were Wenona, Peru, Grand Ridge, Streator and Ottawa.
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.