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Arizona Lottery reports record sales

Arizona Lottery officials say mid-year sales are almost 11 percent higher than fiscal year 2012 and currently total more than $325 million.

They say the year-to-date sales are due to a more than 6 percent increase in the sale of Scratchers tickets and a nearly 19 percent increase in draw game ticket sales.

Officials say the state has received more than $72 million in net proceeds year-to-date.

Lottery dollars are allocated to fund a wide variety of public projects and programs throughout Arizona.

Since the Arizona Lottery began in July 1981, officials say the game has paid out more than $5 billion in prizes to players.

They say nearly $3 billion in net profit has been paid to Arizona over that span and almost $591 million in commissions to retailers.

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Vistancia Sees Record Sales for Master Planned Community

Vistancia, a master planned community located in the rising foothills of the northwest Valley, is experiencing record sales for the first half of 2012 reporting 189 net sales representing a 78 percent increase in year-over-year sales growth.

“We’ve eclipsed our 2011 total net sales during the first six months of this year and continue to attract premier builders to join our growing community,” said Mark Hammons, vice president/general manager of Vistancia.

“It’s been an exciting year thus far and record sales growth coupled with an increase in builder activity is a confirmation that home builders and consumers have confidence in the market and consider Vistancia because of its unique lifestyle, wide selection of new home options and quicker access to Phoenix with the Loop 303 and Lone Mountain Parkway,” Hammons said.

Visitors to the Vistancia Information Center have nearly doubled since 2011 setting a 96 percent year-over-year growth.

Builder interest in the community is stronger than ever with three new builders opening in the first half of 2012 and up to five additional neighborhoods in The Village and Blackstone at Vistancia anticipated before year end. Specific builders and new homes planned will be announced this fall.

“We’re seeing demand for new homes continuing to improve including our custom homesites and our most recent new builders like Meritage Homes, Taylor Morrison and Shea Homes have brought new buyers to the community,” said Hammons.

“Each of our builders offer a different product and we anticipate that the newly-designed floorplans coming this fall will help satisfy the pent-up demand of consumers who have been waiting for new opportunities to purchase in Vistancia.”

Set amongst a stunning backdrop of the natural Sonoran desert mountain beauty, the Vistancia community features a vibrant and genuine spirit with six actively selling new home neighborhoods by national and regional builders offering varied designs in three unique lifestyle communities: The Village at Vistancia, a multi-generational family community; Blackstone at Vistancia, a private golf community featuring luxury homes and custom homesites; and Trilogy at Vistancia, an active adult resort community.

Recreational experiences at Vistancia include the 3.5-mile Discovery Trail, the heart of Vistancia that connects the entire community linking to on-site schools and scenic parks with interactive gardens and walkways for enjoying the surrounding Sonoran desert with year-round events.

The centerpiece of The Village at Vistancia is the 15,000-square-foot Mountain Vista Club, featuring an outdoor basketball court, three swimming pools with waterslides, tennis courts, playground, large event lawn and picnic areas. Residents in The Village community can also enjoy the Foothills Center featuring a six-lane lap pool, children’s playground and scenic ramada.

Amenities of Blackstone at Vistancia include a private guard gated entrance, neighborhood park and spectacular desert views. In addition, Blackstone at Vistancia features the Blackstone Country Club including a Jim Engh-designed 18-hole golf course and the Blackstone clubhouse, a 30,000-square-foot Spanish Colonial architectural style clubhouse with a 3,000-square-foot fitness center, three resort-style pools and lighted tennis courts. Club membership is separate from real estate purchase.

Trilogy at Vistancia features an 18-hole golf course designed by Gary Panks and the 35,000-square-foot Kiva Club with fitness center, swimming pools, full-service Alvea Spa, four lighted tennis courts and the Verde Grill.

“We’ve created a master plan that offers a wide range of living choices and amenities that engage residents, provides unique ways to discover their community and creates a genuine, overall feeling of being connected with our natural Sonoran desert beauty which is what today’s homebuyers are seeking,” Hammons said.

Vistancia is located in Peoria set amongst a stunning backdrop of mountain ranges featuring dramatic views of White Peak, Twin Buttes and the Bradshaw Mountains in pristine desert surroundings.

Vistancia now has a second community entrance and exit, providing both north and south access. Take Loop 303 to the new Lone Mountain Parkway (exit 127). The Vistancia Information Center is located at the guard-gated entrance of Blackstone at Vistancia. For more information about Vistancia visit www.vistancia.com or call 623-933-6233.