The Arkansas Lottery gave 18.6 cents of every dollar it made in September to college scholarships, according to a report released today.
Since July, the Lottery has made $122.6 million, but has paid out $22.3 million to scholarships — a little over 18% of its total revenue.
Since 2014, the Arkansas Lottery has spent roughly 18% – 19% of its revenue on scholarships. For perspective, the average state lottery allocates 30%.
Below is a breakdown of lottery revenue so far this year.
|Month||Gross Lottery Revenue||Paid to Scholarships||% Gross Revenue|
Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.