SC Education Lottery legislation, states that “proceeds of lottery games must be used to support improvements and enhancements for educational purposes and programs as provided by the General Assembly and that the net proceeds must be used to supplement, not supplant, existing resources for educational purposes and programs.” Each year, the Legislature decides how lottery funds are appropriated.
Lottery Dollars Appropriated to Date*
* Dollar figures for all charts are in millions and incorporate the period January 7, 2002–June 30, 2013. Information provided by the SC Budget and Control Board. Figures received August 2, 2012. When the Lottery ‘takes’ in a dollar, how is it spent? Read more...
The South Carolina Education Lottery is not responsible for distributing the
funds raised by the Lottery. This responsibility belongs to the State. To see
how funds are divided, please visit the SC Budget and Control Board's chart of Education Lottery Appropriations at www.budget.sc.gov/OSB-historical.phtm.