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Benefiting Your Community For Over a Decade
11/14/2012 9:06:13 AM


Columbia, SC (11/14/12) – Since the start of the Lottery on January 7, 2002, lottery proceeds have helped to fund educational programs for your friends and community. That’s more than 10 years of providing opportunities for citizens of the Palmetto State!

Have you ever wondered how lottery dollars positively impact your neighbors? Well, the Lottery has a tool to assist you! The South Carolina Education Lottery’s (SCEL) website, sceducationlottery.com, has an updated map of the county distribution of funding 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.

The Lottery would like to thank the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, South Carolina Tuition Grants Commission, South Carolina Department of Education and South Carolina State Library 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.

Over the last 10 and a half years, more than 1 MILLION college scholarships and grants have been awarded to South Carolina’s students. In all, more than $2.9 BILLION has been invested to support educational programs in the Palmetto State.

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.

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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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