October 9, 2017 | Posted in Arkansas Lottery | By

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
July $36,885,396.81 $6,661,762.99 18.1%
August 49,320,459.23 8,912,741.54 18.1%
September 36,405,731.14 6,755,333.93 18.6%
Total $122,611,587.18 $22,329,838.46 18.2%

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.