Last week the Arkansas Lottery posted its revenue and expenses for the month of May.
The report shows the Arkansas Lottery took in nearly $40.5 million last month, but paid out about $8 million for scholarships–19.9% of its total income for the month.
So far this year the Arkansas Lottery has given a paltry 17% of its income to college scholarships. The average state lottery gives 30%.
Below is a breakdown of lottery income and scholarship allocation so far this fiscal year.
|Month||Gross Lottery Revenue||Paid to Scholarships||% Gross Revenue|
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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.