NC Education Lottery Sends 93 Million To The State

The North Carolina lottery has given more money to state education programs, bringing the total to more than $900 million since the first tickets were sold in 2006.

Lottery executive director Tom Shaheen said Tuesday the lottery has sent $93.5 million to a dedicated state fund as part of the lottery's regular quarterly transfer to the state.

State law requires the net proceeds be used for class-size reduction and pre-kindergarten initiatives, public school construction and college scholarships.

The lottery has sold more than $2.7 billion in tickets since the
games began.


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  • by PHR Location: NC on Jan 28, 2009 at 06:04 AM
    My husband teaches. He hasn't seen any of this money trickle down to him in the form of pay or anything in the form of helping the students in any way. Where is the money going?
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Jan 28, 2009 at 04:37 AM
    There are 100 counties in North Carolina. In short that is less than 1 million per county. Given the current school operational budgets and cost of building etc. This does not add up to much on the grand scheme of things. There is definitely a fox in the hen house.
  • by WHOS FAULT??? Location: GREENVILLE on Jan 28, 2009 at 01:14 AM
    900 million out of 2.7 billion, the other 67% cant be the cost to run this scam of a lottery.
  • by james Location: williamston on Jan 27, 2009 at 07:47 PM
    WHERE IS THE MONEY????????? ALL WE HERE IS HOW TIGHT SCHOOL BUDGETS ARE. STATE MAKES THEM REPAY MONEY ALREADY SPENT. SCHOOLS AREE CLOSED BECAUSE IT IS TOO COSTLY TO MAINTAIN ALL THE ONES OPERATING. WHO'S CONTOLING THIS MONEY?
  • by voter Location: nc on Jan 27, 2009 at 07:37 PM
    only the elected democrats can explain.
  • by I don't get it then! Location: Washington on Jan 27, 2009 at 06:19 PM
    Then can someone explain why the schools were ordered to re-pay money to the state? I just don't understand. HELP!
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