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Lottery sends $41.5 million to Idaho schools

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Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 12:21 pm

BOISE (AP) — The Idaho Lottery is reporting another record year, posting more than $175 million in sales during the last fiscal year.

Lottery officials on Tuesday also turned over $41.5 million to benefit Idaho public schools. That amount is the largest since the lottery started in 1989 and the ninth consecutive year of record dividends.

For fiscal year 2012, the lottery reported sales of $175.8 million, up 19.5 percent or $28 million compared to 2011 and the single biggest annual revenue jump in the lottery's history. The $41.5 million dividend is double the $20.5 million payout in 2003.

The dividend is being split among three separate accounts — the Department of Education's public school building account, the state building fund, and a fund that helps match school bond payments.

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  • voxpop posted at 3:32 pm on Tue, Jul 24, 2012.

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    "The dividend is being split among three separate accounts ... "
    The state building fund? So much for using it ONLY for schools. Of course it's all a shell game anyway. This money isn't in ADDITION to state funding, it's in lieu of. And is why they always say money is fungible. So - for those who cry about what the schools are doing with all this lottery money, they aren't doing anything with it. When the state funds education at its 50th out of 50 states level, those lottery dollars are really just going to more business tax breaks, and trips for lame ducks like Hart of course.

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