Lottery Beneficiary Funds Received $49.4 Million in Fiscal Year 2022 | KLIN

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Lincoln, NE – August 8, 2022 – The Nebraska Lottery transferred a total of $49.4 million in lottery proceeds to its beneficiary funds between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. This is the highest amount significant transferred in a fiscal year since the lottery started in 1993.

“Whether it’s a scratch game, Mega Millions or Powerball, when you buy a lottery ticket, you’re generating funds for worthy causes in our state,” said the Lottery Director of the Nebraska, Brian Rockey. “I am grateful for the support of our players, retailers and partners in reaching this next milestone. Together, we are helping to build a better Nebraska.

Revenues from a share of scratch and lotto ticket sales are distributed to the beneficiary funds every three months. In September 2021 proceeds of $12,003,796 were transferred; $12,058,351 was transferred in December 2021; $13,113,767 was transferred in March 2022; and the final transfer for the fiscal year was $12,254,024 made in June 2022.

A total of $880,499,889 has been distributed since the Nebraska Lottery began operations on September 11, 1993.

Amendment 4 passed by Nebraska voters in November 2004 established the following distribution formula: Education as directed by the Legislature (44.5%) – currently distributed to the Nebraska Education Improvement Fund ; Nebraska Environmental Trust Fund (44.5%); Nebraska State Fair (10%); and the Problem Gambling Fund (1%, plus the first $500,000 of proceeds in each fiscal year).

To learn more about projects funded with Nebraska Lottery proceeds, visit https://nelottery.com/halfbillion/

The mission of the Nebraska Lottery is to generate revenue for worthy causes while providing quality entertainment options to Nebraskas. Over $880 million has been raised for Nebraska Lottery Beneficiary Funds since the lottery began in 1993. All 93 counties in Nebraska have benefited from projects funded with these Nebraska Lottery proceeds.

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Source: Nebraska Lottery press release

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