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What does your state use lottery money for ?

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Posted: August 3, 2016, 4:37 pm - IP Logged

Just curious if anyone knows what your state actually uses lottery money for ??? 

Do most states use their lottery money to fund Education, or something else ???

Both North & South Carolina use state lottery money to fund education in the state.

Alabama does not have a lottery.  The Governor wants to start a state lottery and use the money to fund Medicaid in the state. 

What does Georgia, New York, California, Florida, Texas, Ohio, Illinois, etc.... use their lottery money for ???

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    Copied from http://nylottery.ny.gov/wps/portal/Home/Lottery/About+Us/Mission+for+Education

    INTRODUCTION

     

    NEW YORK LOTTERY MISSION STATEMENT:
     

    The New York Lottery's sole mission is to earn revenue for education. Fundamentally, the Lottery is run as an entertainment business. A dedicated team of some 350 New York Lottery employees work with business partners and more than 17,000 retailers statewide to provide innovative, fun, and entertaining games for our customers. Games include drawings like Numbers, Mega Millions and Powerball and some 35-50 scratch-off tickets. The Lottery's Video Lottery business includes Resorts World Casino New York City as well as casinos in Yonkers, Saratoga and six other locations statewide.

    ABOUT THE NEW YORK LOTTERY

    The New York Lottery was enacted into the New York State Constitution by voters as a result of a referendum in 1966. The Lottery contributed $3.30 billion to help support education in New York State in fiscal year 2015-16 which is 14 percent of total state education funding to local school districts. It continues to be North America's largest and most profitable Lottery, earning over $58.02 billion in education support statewide since its founding over 48 years ago.

    Lottery Revenue is distributed to local school districts by the same statutory formula used to distribute other state aid to education. The amount of funds disbursed by the Education department, under the state budget process, is based upon estimated Lottery earnings at the time of budget passage. In the event Lottery earnings exceed budget estimates, those additional funds become part of the next year's Lottery aid distribution. Committed to maintaining the highest standards for financial integrity, the New York Lottery's drawings and annual financial statements are monitored and audited independently.

    Click Here to download the FY 2015-16 Year-End Review.

    NEW YORK STATE GAMING COMMISSION MISSION STATEMENT

    The New York State Gaming Commission’s mission is to ensure that all lawful gaming and horse racing activity conducted in this State is of the highest integrity, credibility and quality. Operating in the most efficient and transparent manner, the Commission conducts the New York Lottery and serves the best interests of the public by providing responsive and effective state gaming regulation. The Commission strives to ensure that all stakeholders in the gaming and horse racing industries, including the consumers who wager on activities regulated or operated by the Commission, are treated in an equitable and responsible manner and to promote the health and safety of horses and all participants in racing. By consolidating various regulatory functions into one oversight body with broad powers, the Commission seeks to ensure fair and strict regulation of all gaming activity while reducing costs and regulatory burdens to the gaming industry. The Commission aspires to provide the regulatory structure necessary for New York gaming activity to operate effectively in a global, evolving and increasingly competitive marketplace to generate revenue for aid to education and for the support of government, and to contribute to overall economic development and job creation in New York.

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      Posted: August 3, 2016, 5:49 pm - IP Logged

       California Lottery funds education. This is what the voters want.

       I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

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        Posted: August 3, 2016, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

        Here in Arizona they say it funds education but upon looking deeper into it,proof shows it's placed in the General Fund were the state elected officials figure out how much of it goes to education then else where for state needs. So very little goes to education. Hell the State borrowed money from the Lottery which is funded by the state. Go figure that out!

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          Oregon likes to do projects with it's money like state parks water sheds education grants to start up businesses.  They go into detail if you want to look at it on the oregon lottery website.  Me I do not care I just want their money from megabucks tonight.-weshar75

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            Posted: August 3, 2016, 11:11 pm - IP Logged

            I Think they use the money for new roads and to pay for bridges for Ky.

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              Posted: August 4, 2016, 1:51 am - IP Logged

               California Lottery funds education. This is what the voters want.

              & every year they cut the education budget by the amount of $$ they got from the lottery so it doesn't actually do any good at all.

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                Todd's home state of New Jersey has a breakdown on the state lottery website of  how lottery money is distributed:

                 

                "New Jersey Lottery Benefits Education and Institutions"

                "The Lottery is the State’s fourth largest revenue producer."

                "Since its inception in 1970, the Lottery has dedicated nearly $24 billion to programs and institutions that benefit millions of New Jersey residents. The Departments of Agriculture, Education, Human Services, Military and Veterans Affairs and Higher Education Services receive support from Lottery generated revenue.  Some of the programs and institutions that receive Lottery funding include the: School Nutrition Program, Tuition Aid Grants, Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJ Stars), Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf, centers for developmentally disabled, state psychiatric hospitals and homes for New Jersey’s disabled Veterans."

                 

                "REVENUE RECIPIENTS - FY 2015"

                "State of New Jersey Programs Supported by State Lottery Resources for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2015 (a) (Amounts Expressed in Thousands)"

                 

                Department of Agriculture
                School Nutrition$3,410
                Department of Education
                Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf$3,960
                Non-public School Aid$57,611
                Statewide Assessment Program (Grades 4, 8, 11)$13,868
                School Construction and Renovations$30,397

                Total Department of Education

                $105,836

                Higher Educational Services
                Senior Public Institutions - Operating Aid$267,959
                Tuition Aid Grants$222,511
                Higher Education Capital Improvement Plan - Debt Service$19,619
                Coordinated Garden State Scholarship Program$4,170
                Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarships (NJSTARS)$3,956
                Opportunity Program Grants$16,347
                Supplementary Education Program Grants$8,187
                Veterinary Medicine Education$310

                Total Higher Educational Services

                $543,059

                Department of Human Services
                Operation of Centers for Developmentally Disabled$76,283
                Operation of State Psychiatric Hospitals$183,787

                Total Department of Human Services

                $260,070

                Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs
                Operation of Homes for Disabled Soldiers

                $47,625

                 

                Total Revenue Realized - GAAP Basics

                $960,000

                 

                "Our real winners don’t need tickets."

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                  Posted: August 4, 2016, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

                  Elected officials personal piggy bank.

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                    Posted: August 4, 2016, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

                    I believe Wisconsin uses it for property tax relief.  After all this time though, I really haven't seen much reduction in taxes.

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                      Posted: August 4, 2016, 2:10 pm - IP Logged

                      Todd's home state of New Jersey has a breakdown on the state lottery website of  how lottery money is distributed:

                       

                      "New Jersey Lottery Benefits Education and Institutions"

                      "The Lottery is the State’s fourth largest revenue producer."

                      "Since its inception in 1970, the Lottery has dedicated nearly $24 billion to programs and institutions that benefit millions of New Jersey residents. The Departments of Agriculture, Education, Human Services, Military and Veterans Affairs and Higher Education Services receive support from Lottery generated revenue.  Some of the programs and institutions that receive Lottery funding include the: School Nutrition Program, Tuition Aid Grants, Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJ Stars), Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf, centers for developmentally disabled, state psychiatric hospitals and homes for New Jersey’s disabled Veterans."

                       

                      "REVENUE RECIPIENTS - FY 2015"

                      "State of New Jersey Programs Supported by State Lottery Resources for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2015 (a) (Amounts Expressed in Thousands)"

                       

                      Department of Agriculture
                      School Nutrition$3,410
                      Department of Education
                      Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf$3,960
                      Non-public School Aid$57,611
                      Statewide Assessment Program (Grades 4, 8, 11)$13,868
                      School Construction and Renovations$30,397

                      Total Department of Education

                      $105,836

                      Higher Educational Services
                      Senior Public Institutions - Operating Aid$267,959
                      Tuition Aid Grants$222,511
                      Higher Education Capital Improvement Plan - Debt Service$19,619
                      Coordinated Garden State Scholarship Program$4,170
                      Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarships (NJSTARS)$3,956
                      Opportunity Program Grants$16,347
                      Supplementary Education Program Grants$8,187
                      Veterinary Medicine Education$310

                      Total Higher Educational Services

                      $543,059

                      Department of Human Services
                      Operation of Centers for Developmentally Disabled$76,283
                      Operation of State Psychiatric Hospitals$183,787

                      Total Department of Human Services

                      $260,070

                      Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs
                      Operation of Homes for Disabled Soldiers

                      $47,625

                       

                      Total Revenue Realized - GAAP Basics

                      $960,000

                       

                      "Our real winners don’t need tickets."

                      A lot of that money very likely goes toward administrative cost. These figures are the only numbers they want you to see.

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                        Posted: August 4, 2016, 2:25 pm - IP Logged

                        Taxes are raised. Giving money to institutions is just a cost in the balance I think. What does that state do with tax money?

                        Money from tickets is mainly used to finance the whole lottery system. The main idea is to make money, so the stated takes taxes.

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                          Posted: August 4, 2016, 2:41 pm - IP Logged

                          Education. Millions and Millions .

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                            Colorado:

                            " How are the proceeds from the Colorado Lottery distributed?"

                            "Colorado Lottery proceeds are distributed according to the will of the voters through a 1992 amendment to the state constitution. That amendment provided a formula to phase out Lottery funding of the State Capital Construction Fund and to introduce a new proceeds recipient, the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund (GOCO)."

                            Interesting .... Colorado is a beautiful state to visit and live in.

                             

                            Anyone ever visit Minnesota ???

                            "We’ve raised more than $2.6 billion for Minnesota"

                            "And since Lottery revenue is directed to the General Fund and the Minnesota environment, we all benefit. A little over half of the money from ticket sales has gone into the General Fund to support services like K-12 education, health care, aid to local governments and public safety. The rest of the revenue, more than $1 billion, has helped the environment in many ways through the following funds: (1) the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, (2) the Natural Resources Fund, and (3) the Game and Fish Fund."

                             

                            It is interesting what lottery funding is used for, other than Education.

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                              Posted: August 4, 2016, 7:03 pm - IP Logged

                              It is interesting what lottery funding is used for, other than Education.

                               

                              Kansas does not use Lottery Money towards Education.

                               

                              "How are Kansas Lottery Proceeds Distributed?"

                               

                              "The State Gaming Revenues Fund (SGRF) is funded through monthly transfers from the Kansas Lottery. Transfers are made from the Gaming Fund to funds dedicated to economic development initiatives, prison construction and maintenance projects, local juvenile detention facilities, problem gambling assistance, Veterans Benefits, and the State General Fund."