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How is your state lottery revenue spent?

Topic closed. 7 replies. Last post 11 years ago by goldrush.

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Member #17096
June 11, 2005
225 Posts
Posted: December 17, 2005, 2:45 am - IP Logged

In Massachusetts Lottery revenues are distributed to the 351 cities and towns of the state according to a local aid formula established by the Legislature. Lottery funds are not earmarked for any specific programs, allowing cities and towns to choose how they would like to spend the funds.

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    October 15, 2004
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    Posted: December 17, 2005, 2:47 am - IP Logged

    here we have an education lottery.......

      Member #17096
      June 11, 2005
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      Posted: December 17, 2005, 2:58 am - IP Logged

      The UK Lottery

      Out of every pound spent on the National Lottery, 28 pence goes to the five good causes. So each good cause gets 5.6 pence.

      There is a pie-chart diagram describing the split:

      Prizes              50%

      Good Causes        28%

      Lottery duty        13% (Government Tax)

      Retailer commission  5%

      Operating costs      3%

      Profit              1%


      The National Lottery works in partnership with the 14 lottery distributors, to support Good Causes in the arts, sport, heritage, health, education, environment, community and charity sectors. Out of every £1 spent on the National Lottery, around 28p goes to Good Causes. Over £17 billion has been raised for Good Causes to date.

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        Posted: December 17, 2005, 7:29 am - IP Logged

        New Mexico:

        53 percent to players (Includes jackpot prize payments to the Multi-State Lottery Association for Powerball)

        4.2 percent prize tickets

        8.3 percent cost of the product

        6.9 percent to ticket retailers

        3.4 percent administrative costs

        24.2 percent to educational programs


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          Posted: December 17, 2005, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

          From the Virginia Lottery website,  "Since 1999, all Virginia Lottery profits have been used for public education in the Commonwealth, for kindergarten through 12th grade."

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            February 2, 2004
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            Posted: December 17, 2005, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

            Ours is spent in Tahiti on Margueritas!

            " FUN IS BAD " ----causes Bankruptcy

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              Posted: December 17, 2005, 3:57 pm - IP Logged

              Pennsylvania *Used* to promote how ALL proceeds went to senior citizens programs. Under the current lottery regulations only about 30% now goes to senior citizens programs, promoting lower medication cost, share-a-ride programs, mass transportation,utility programs for the elderly.  Education would seem to be the wise avenue to disperse funds towards, but I have seen first hand how the higher education system abuses the funds given them.

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                Member #17096
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                Posted: December 17, 2005, 9:05 pm - IP Logged

                The UK Lottery

                 50% is paid to players in prizes

                 28% is returned to the Good Causes

                 12% goes to the Government in Lottery Duty

                 5% is paid to National Lottery retailers, as well as a 1% commission on prizes which they pay to winners (for prizes between £10 and £200)

                 4.5% covers operating costs, including lottery systems and marketing

                 0.5% is our profit 

                The way the UK lottery revenue is divided up, has changed a little.