Lotteries and Education
Lotteries all over the U.S. strive to provide for their states, with most of them giving to education to help shape the future.
Each state lottery is committed to giving back to their respective states. For all the lottery tickets sold within each state, approximately 30% of the sales go back to benefit the state. State lottery beneficiaries include elderly assistance, supporting Amber Alerts, benefitting the great outdoors, and benefitting the state general fund. An overwhelming majority of states, however, choose to benefit education.
Of the 46 state lotteries, more than half of them directly benefit education. These states have a mission to support students and help them achieve their goals. Some lotteries do so through scholarship programs, while others use the funds to pay for public education within their state.
Even though it is hard to see how lottery beneficiaries are rewarded, sometimes you can see the direct benefit. Thanks to social media sites such as Twitter, students who receive scholarships can show their appreciation for the benefit of lotteries. Students like this one see the direct impact of lotteries on the bettering of their education.
When buying lottery tickets, it is comforting to know that the few dollars spent by each person goes back to help the state. Lotteries and education have been helping each other for years, and will hopefully continue to do so for years to come.