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How is Your Neighborhood Benefiting from Lottery Proceeds?
11/22/2010 2:10:17 PM

How is Your Neighborhood Benefiting from Lottery Proceeds?
The Lottery has a Tool for You to Find Out!

Columbia, SC - (November 22, 2010) – Did you know that it is extremely simple to find out how lottery proceeds are benefiting local students and your county library? The South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL) website, sceducationlottery.com, has an updated map of the county distribution of appropriations from the Education Lottery Account (ELA). Select a county and left click your computer mouse. Instantly, you’ll be shown the amount of lottery funding that has impacted the selected county for college scholarships and grants, K-12 programs and county libraries since SCEL started selling tickets in January 2002. How easy is that?

The Lottery would like to thank the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, the South Carolina Tuition Grants Commission, and the South Carolina Department of Education for collaborating to assemble this information.

SCEL’s net proceeds are deposited into the ELA. The General Assembly appropriates ELA proceeds as follows:
• Funding for kindergarten through 12th grade programs is generally based on the pupil population in each county;
• Scholarship appropriations are used to fund merit- and need-based scholarships and grants to students who meet the specified eligibility requirements; and
• Funding for county libraries is generally based on a formula set by the General Assembly.

In the year that ended June 30, 2010, 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 funding for education, prizes, retailer commissions and payment to contractors for goods and services.

This by-county distribution map is available online at www.sceducationlottery.com/educationwins/county.aspx. Please contact Julie Huffman, Beneficiary Communications Coordinator, at julie.huffman@sclot.com for additional information.


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

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