Lottery officials said that increase was caused by a $1 increase in Powerball ticket prices, which went into effect in January 2012.
The change in price also has lead to an increase in Powerball jackpots, which help drive sales. The lottery game had a record $590 million jackpot in June, claimed by an 84-year-old Florida woman.
Also Thursday, board members decided to delay disciplinary action on a Logan County American Legion post where employees allegedly stole video lottery money, and used the cash to run tabs, cash checks and more.
"We believe they may have even staged a burglary," said Brian Abraham, attorney for American Legion Post 19.
The organization faces a $10,000 fine, $1,000 for each machine it owns.
Abraham said the people in question were only employees of the American Legion, not members. He said those employees have since been terminated, leadership of the post has been completely replaced, and the group is now considering legal action against the former employees.
"They've righted the ship," he said. "I think you would be punishing innocent people."
Abraham said a $10,000 fine would "destroy" the American Legion post, which only had $4,000 in its checking account when new commandant Larry Goff took over in May.
Lottery Commission chairman Ken Greear recommended the full $10,000 fine, saying the lottery's integrity was at stake.
Finance committee members ultimately decided to table the case until next months' meeting to gather facts.
Commission vice chairman Bill Clayton told American Legion members it was the first time the Lottery Commission has considered disciplinary action against a nonprofit group.
"We've never done this before," he said. "We definitely don't want to stick it to you."Contact writer Zack Harold at 304-348-7939 or zack.har...@dailymail.com. Follow him at www.twitter.com/ZackHarold.