Nebraska Lottery tops $581 million to beneficiary funds

Posted By: KLKN Newsroom


Five state programs will benefit from nearly $9 million received from the Nebraska Lottery this week.

The Nebraska Lottery distributed $8.9 million from Scratch and Lotto sales the week of Jan 1.

According to percentages established by Nebraska voters in 2004, the Nebraska Environmental Trust Fund received 44.5 percent, the Nebraska State Fair Support and Improvement Fund received 10 percent and the Compulsive Gamblers Assistance Fund received 1 percent.

The remaining 44.5 percent was directed toward education and split between the Education Innovation Fund and Nebraska Opportunity Grant Fund, which provides financial aid to undergraduate college students.

Nearly $582 million has been distributed in quarterly transfers since the Nebraska Lottery began operation on Sept. 11, 1993.