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What does your state use lottery money for ?

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Posted: August 6, 2016, 12:33 am - IP Logged

It's a pity that they don't have a system like the UK's Heritage Lottery Fund which is used to fund preservation efforts etc.

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    Posted: August 9, 2016, 11:20 pm - IP Logged

    Not sure about my present state of residence (Virginia), but my home state of Georgia uses the lion's share of the lottery money to fund the Hope Scholarship, which pays all state college and trade school tuition, room, and board of any Georgia resident who graduates from high school with a B average, and maintains a B average while in college to continue receiving the benefit.   On the face of it the Hope seems to be a very good program for all beneficiaries.  However, I've heard that it has led to a whole lot of grade inflation on the part of the unis and trade schools in order to keep students eligible and the free money coming in to the schools.  If this assertion is true, then it is a bad thing.

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      Posted: August 10, 2016, 12:36 pm - IP Logged

      & 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.

      " Doesn't actually do any good at all?".. State your Source. I think you a Lil confused, the lottery that was voted on back in 84 or was it earlier was to supplement education. The lottery in of itself cannot shoulder the entire education budget.  In  case you have forgotten we are the most populous State & there are lots of  kids & too few schools.

      And he said? 

      People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PK-netuhHA

         

        This shows where some states spend their lotto money.

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          Posted: September 1, 2016, 10:09 am - IP Logged

          Idaho says they use it for schools, but I just saw on the news this morning that they need something like a quarter of a billion to upgrade facilities.  They're going to try to get a bond voted in, which is exactly what they did before the lottery.  So where is all the lottery money going?

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            Idaho says they use it for schools, but I just saw on the news this morning that they need something like a quarter of a billion to upgrade facilities.  They're going to try to get a bond voted in, which is exactly what they did before the lottery.  So where is all the lottery money going?

            Most of the lottery funds go toward pet projects and lining the pockets of the states politicians. They claim lottery money is used for education but I don't believe any of it. They need to do an independent external audit for each and every state to get to the bottom of this corruption.

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              Posted: September 1, 2016, 10:54 am - IP Logged

              " Doesn't actually do any good at all?".. State your Source. I think you a Lil confused, the lottery that was voted on back in 84 or was it earlier was to supplement education. The lottery in of itself cannot shoulder the entire education budget.  In  case you have forgotten we are the most populous State & there are lots of  kids & too few schools.

              And he said? 

              So the lottery pays teachers salaries? Kinda fishy but okay

              Creativity..

              " What's more likely to happen will happen.. "

              Million dollar operation 

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                Posted: September 1, 2016, 11:14 am - IP Logged

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PK-netuhHA

                 

                This shows where some states spend their lotto money.

                Thanks for sharing. Very good!

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                  Posted: September 1, 2016, 10:28 pm - IP Logged

                  google "freakonomics lottery podcast"

                   

                  Plenty of interesting info about lotteries, and how the different states don't use the money for the things they say they do.

                   

                  Interesting books and documentry also...

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                    Posted: September 1, 2016, 11:02 pm - IP Logged

                    So the lottery pays teachers salaries? Kinda fishy but okay

                    No it does not.Where did you read that?

                     

                     

                     

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