Arkansas’ Lottery Failing While Louisiana’s Succeeding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Family Council President Jerry Cox issued a statement Wednesday in response to the Lottery Oversight Committee’s decision to cut lottery scholarships by 10 percent.

“This is why we’ve always believed the Arkansas Lottery was a poor way to fund scholarships,” Cox said, “because they claim their purpose is to fund education, but the reality is they end up blowing hundreds of million of dollars on advertising and high-paid executives, and the students wanting to go to college take the backseat.