Last month the Arkansas Lottery spent another $17,898.04 on mileage reimbursements for its employees, according to the State of Arkansas’ transparency website.

State employees receive 42 cents for every mile they travel on state business in their personal vehicles.

Since the fiscal year began on July 1, 2020, the Arkansas Lottery has paid its employees $97,166.04 in mileage reimbursements.

That’s enough to cover over 230,000 miles of driving!

Some employees have received thousands of dollars for driving their personal vehicles on state business.

As we have written many, many times, the Arkansas Lottery probably could save a lot of money by using state vehicles for travel instead of paying employees to drive their personal vehicles.

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