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Where the Money Goes

Lottery proceeds fund different programs according to each jurisdiction’s guidelines and are dedicated to a variety of causes, including education, environmental conservation, senior citizen programs, tourism, tax relief, local aid for cities and towns, economic development, veterans programs and more.

See below for total contributions and listings of our member lotteries
' beneficiaries.

FY 2023 Contributions and Beneficiaries by Jurisdiction


Education, General Government, Health and Welfare, Inspection and Regulation, Natural Resources, Protection and Safety, Commerce Authority Arizona Competes Fund, Court Appointed Special Advocate Fund (Unclaimed prizes), Dept of Gaming, Healthy Arizona, Heritage Fund, Homeless Shelters, General Fund (by Category), Mass Transit, University Bond Fund, Automation Projects Fund, Internet, Crimes Against Children Victims' Rights, Internet Crimes Against, Children Victims, Tribal College Dual Enrollment Program


Educational Trust Fund, Workforce Challenge Trust Account, Lottery Scholarship Trust Account


Lotteries Commission of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation, Prince Edward Island Lotteries Commission, Provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador


Government of British Columbia


Education, Education Fund


Conservation Trust Fund, Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation, Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund, School Fund, Division of Parks and Wildlife, Wildlife Cash Fund


General Fund (to benefit education, roads, health and hospitals, public safety, etc.)


General Fund, Health & Social Services-Problem Gambler Programs, Agriculture


General Fund


Education Enhancement Trust Fund


HOPE Scholarships, Pre-Kindergarten Program, Lottery for Education Account


Build Indiana Fund, Police & Firefighters Pension Fund, Teachers Pension Fund, Lottery Surplus Fund


Public Buildings, Public Schools (K-12)


Capital Projects Fund, Illinois Common School Fund (K-12), Illinois Veterans Assistance Fund, Multiple Sclerosis Research Fund, Quality of Life Endowment Fund, Ticket For The Cure Fund, Special Olympics Fund, State Police Fund, Homelessness Prevention, STEAM, Alzheimer's Awareness


General Fund, Veterans Trust Fund, Public Safety Survivor Benefits Fund, Department of Corrections Survivor Benefit Fund


Transfers to the State, State General Fun, Veterans' Programs, Mental Health Programs


Education, General Fund, Literacy Programs & Early Childhood Reading, Post-Secondary & College Scholarships, Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority


Agricultural Ministry, Consolidated Fund, Culture & Communication Ministry, Government of Canada, Independent Community Action Support Fund, Ministry of Public Security, Municipal Affairs, Social Services Ministry, Special Commissions to Non-Profit Organizations, Aid Action International Humanitarian, Contributions to the Fight Against Excessive Gambling, Contributions to the Ministry of Finance


Problem Gambling, Transfers to State, Required by Legislative Act


General Fund, Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund, Outdoor Heritage Fund


Education Trust Fund - VLT Proceeds, General Fund - Lottery Proceeds

Local Impact Grants - VLT Proceeds, Purse Dedication Account - VLT Proceeds, Race Tracks Facility Renewal Fund - VLT Proceeds, Small, Minority Woman Owned Businesses - VLT Proceeds, Stadium Authority - Lottery Proceeds, Problem Gambling Fund - VLT and table game assessment, Education Trust Fund - VLT and Table Game Proceeds, Baltimore City Schools - Lottery Profit, Horse Racing Industry - VLT Proceeds, Maryland General Fund - Lottery Profit, Maryland Stadium Authority - Lottery Profit, Responsible Gaming - VLT and Table Game Assessments, Small, Minority, and Women-Owned Businesses - VLT Proceeds, Veterans’ Organizations - Lottery Profit, Local Jurisdictions


Arts Council, Cities and Towns, Compulsive Gamblers, General Fund


Education (K-12), General Fund, Health and Human Services


Compulsive Gambling, Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund, Game & Fish Fund, General Fund, Natural Resources Fund


Road and bridge construction and repair, Education Enhancement Fund


Public Education in Missouri, Public Education


State of Montana General Fund


Compulsive Gamblers Assistance Fund, Education Innovation Fund

Environmental Trust Fund, Nebraska Opportunity Grant Fund, State Fair Support & Improvement Fund, Nebraska Education Improvement Fund




Education and Institutions


Lottery Tuition Fund, Public School Capital Outlay, New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarship Program


Education, NYS Education


Education, Alcohol Law Enforcement, NC Problem Gambling


Compulsive Gambling Fund, Drug Task Force, State General Fund, North Dakota General Fund


Education, LPEF - Lottery Profits Education Fund


Education, Mental Health


Province of Ontario


Economic Development, Parks and Natural Resource Programs

Public Education, Gambling Addiction Prevention & Treatment Programs, Veterans' Services


Older Pennsylvanians


Department of Housing and Development, Department of Treasure Municipal Equity Fund, Compulsive Player Assistance Program, Fund for Remediable Catastrophic Disease Services, University of Puerto Rico Scholarship Fund, Olympic Committee, Special Fund for the Development of Minor Categories and Special Olympics, Olympic Athletes Housing Complex, Chess Teaching Program, Department of Treasure General Fund, Mayagüez 2010 Foundation, Puerto Rico Athletic Federation, Puerto Rico Chess Federation, Puerto Rico Interuniversity Athletic League, Puerto Rico Paralympic Committee, Puerto Rico Special Olympics, Puerto Rico Sport Hall of Fame, Puerto Rico Tennis Table Federation


General Fund


Education Lottery Fund


Capital Construction Fund, General Fund, Grant to Human Services, Property Tax Reduction Fund


After School Programs, Lottery for Education Account


Foundation School Fund, General Revenue Fund, Multicategorical Teaching Hospital, Texas Veterans Commission (Veterans Assistance Fund)


Education Fund


No information available.


General Fund, Direct aid to Public Education K-12


Economic Devel. Strategic Reserve, Education Funds, General Fund

King County Stadium and Exhibition Center (Qwest Field), Problem Gambling, Seattle Mariners Stadium (Safeco Field-King County), Veterans Innovations Program, Washington Opportunity Pathways Account, Education Legacy Account


Education, Other, Senior Citizens, Tourism


Member Provinces and Associate Territories


Public Benefit - Total Available for Property Tax Relief


Wyoming Cities, Town, and Counties

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