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Benefiting Education in Every SC County!
11/18/2008 9:45:00 AM

Columbia, SC - (11/18/08) - Have you ever wondered how lottery proceeds are benefiting students from your county? The South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL) website, sceducationlottery.com, has an updated chart of the county distribution of lottery appropriations from the Education Lottery Account (ELA). Simply select a county to view the funds appropriated to that county for college scholarships, K-12 programs, and county libraries since SCEL commenced ticket sales in January 2002.

The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, the South Carolina Tuition Grants Commission, the South Carolina Department of Education, and the South Carolina State Library collaborated with SCEL to compile this information.

SCEL raises funds that are deposited into the ELA. The General Assembly appropriates these funds and distributes ELA proceeds as follows:
K-12 funding is generally based on pupil population in each county;
Scholarship appropriations are based on the number of applicants who meet the statutory eligibility criteria; and
County libraries funding is generally based on a formula set by the General Assembly.

In the year that ended June 30, 2008, more than 97 cents of every dollar spent by players on the South Carolina Education Lottery is returned to the state in the form of contributions to education, prizes, retailer commissions, and payment to contractors for goods and services.

The online calculator is available at www.sceducationlottery.com/educationwins/county.aspx. Please contact Julie Huffman, Beneficiary Communications Coordinator, at julie.huffman@sclot.com for additional information.

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For More Information
Contact: Julie E. Huffman
SCEL Beneficiary Communications Coordinator
Office:(803) 737-2696
Cell:(803) 667-2848
Email: Julie.huffman@sclot.com


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