State Lotteries for Education
States that have designated lottery money solely for education (net proceeds for education, through 2002):
California: Some $14 billion has gone toward education since the lottery was started in 1985.
Florida: The state lottery has provided more than $12 billion a year for the Education Enhancement Trust Fund since 1987.
Georgia: Since 1993, some $6 billion in lottery proceeds has gone toward college scholarships, pre-K programs, and school capital outlays and technology.
Illinois: The lottery has added $11 billion to the Illinois Common School Fund since 1974.
Michigan: K-12 education coffers have reaped more than $10 billion since 1972.
New Hampshire: The sweepstakes, established in 1964, has collected some $800 million for education.
New Jersey: Lottery proceeds have funneled more than $12 billion into education since 1970.
New Mexico: Established in 1996, the state lottery has provided nearly $150 million for education.
New York: Schools have gained more than $21 billion since the lottery opened in 1967.
North Carolina: Lawmakers passed a lottery bill just last month.
Ohio: The lottery established in 1974 has netted nearly $12 billion.
Tennessee: Since 2004, the lottery has earned more than $360 million for the state education account and after-school programs.
States that set aside some of their lottery proceeds for education:
Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia,
States that contribute lottery proceeds to the general fund, some of which may benefit education:
Delaware, District of Columbia, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Dakota*, Rhode Island
Other states with lotteries:
Kansas, Pennsylvania , South Dakota, Utah*, Wisconsin
*Part of the Powerball multistate lottery.
Vol. 25, Issue 03, Page 28Published in Print: September 14, 2005, as State Lotteries for Education