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How is your state lottery revenue spent?

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Posted: June 3, 2008, 5:33 am - IP Logged

Do you agree with how the funds are allocated? Can local communities apply for grants? Would you like to alter how your state lottery revenue is spent?

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    Posted: June 3, 2008, 2:44 pm - IP Logged

    Do you agree with how the funds are allocated? Can local communities apply for grants? Would you like to alter how your state lottery revenue is spent?

    Sorry to say that when it comes to the politics of lottrey and allocations the state have the say so . It sucks its like one fireman battling a whole lots of blaze by himself.

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      Posted: June 3, 2008, 3:43 pm - IP Logged

      My state's lottery profits supplement the annual state school budget and some people still believe its enough to fund the entire school budget, but probably never looked at how much it costs to run just one local school system. It's a fair way to distribute the profits, but I doubt most people play because of that and would stop playing if the profits went somewhere else.

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        My state's lottery profits supplement the annual state school budget and some people still believe its enough to fund the entire school budget, but probably never looked at how much it costs to run just one local school system. It's a fair way to distribute the profits, but I doubt most people play because of that and would stop playing if the profits went somewhere else.

        Schools in TN...

        College for students .. Preschools and after/before school programs.

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          Well in Illinois it's definitely not the panacea that people were told it would be.

          Schools are still hurting despite the "lotto bucks" and politicians have come out and admitted that there is indeed a shell game where lottery money is put into education but an equal or greater amount is taken out somehwhere else in the education budgets.

          Illinois is currently $106,000,000,000 in debt. That's right, $106 billion, not million.

          In fact last week the legislature passed some spending bills that they know they don't have the money for.

          I wonder how much Illinois took in on lotto - the state Pick 6 - before it joined The Big Game, which became Mega Millions, and how much it takes in now.  The pick 6 jackpit used to get up in the 40 millions but now it's rare that it ever hits 10 million.

          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

          Lep

          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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            Schools in TN...

            College for students .. Preschools and after/before school programs.

            most states spend chump<<<<

            change on that kinda-STUFF!!

            MABY less than <<<<<.......(.40) cent's on the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

            LOL

            PSYKOMO

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                most states spend chump<<<<

                change on that kinda-STUFF!!

                MABY less than <<<<<.......(.40) cent's on the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

                LOL

                PSYKOMO

                TRANSLATION:

                BUT,>>>>>>>>>> with a Lottery Post.........we can $HARE ........IDEA'$$$$$$$$$$$$$

                HOPEFUL that Todd will not let UR frog get BOILLED

                >>>>in "WARM WATER">>>>!

                LOL

                PSYKOMO

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                  Posted: June 3, 2008, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

                  PA Lotto Benefits the elderly...yawn. 

                  GEE....eeeee....EZ ....ru a nut R a pain @ pump?

                  Why do U like to attack LOL and the LP ????????????????

                  Why don't U get off UR TOM TOM if U have o!o

                  find a LIFE>>>buy a $MART CAR !!!!

                  people on LP don't need UR(B@@K)!!!!

                  PSYKOMO

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                    Posted: June 5, 2008, 5:49 am - IP Logged

                    UK lottery to fund some 2012 Olympic projects

                     

                     

                    A The Department for Culture, Media and Sport spokesman said: "The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve society and transform the lives of millions. Whether it be in terms of regenerating of one of the most deprived areas in the country, inspiring a generation of youngsters to get active and take up sport, or creating a legacy of world class facilities for the whole country to use, the 2012 games will bring immense benefits to this country. Exactly the sorts of benefits the Lottery was set up to deliver."

                     

                     

                    This is a fantastic example of good use of lottery revenue.

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                      Posted: June 5, 2008, 10:30 pm - IP Logged

                      Oregon does a pretty good job of allocating funds to support school programs, take care of the environment and help economic development - this is from the Oregon Lottery website:

                       

                       

                      1 - Who decides which programs and projects receive Lottery profits?


                      Oregonians vote to approve the broad categories that may receive Oregon Lottery funds, and have approved Constitutional amendments allowing Lottery funds to be used for economic development (1984), public education (1995) and natural resource programs (1998). Then, every two years, Oregon's Legislature and Governor decide which specific programs and projects within those categories receive Lottery profits. During the current biennium (2001-2003), almost 63% of all Lottery profits, nearly $430 million, is going to public education. The remainder is going to economic development, parks and natural resources, and problem gambling treatment programs.



                      Oregon voters have authorized Lottery profits to be spent for public education, economic development and natural resource programs. Every two years, the Legislative Assembly and the Governor decide which programs and projects within these categories receive these funds.

                      • Lottery funds allocated for K-12 education go to the State School Fund, and are distributed to school districts using the same formula as all other moneys in that fund.
                      • Lottery funds allocated for parks & salmon restoration projects go to the Natural Resource Fund, and are distributed to programs and agencies such as the Governor's Watershed Enhancement Board, Fish & Wildlife, Parks & Recreation, Agriculture, Forestry, and DEQ.
                      • Lottery funds for economic development and job creation are administered through the Oregon Economic & Community Development Department. This department's Lottery fund programs include assistance for each of Oregon’s major industries, such as manufacturing, high-tech, agriculture, fisheries, medical research and development, tourism, and small businesses

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