Nebraska Lottery Grows Support for Beneficiaries
Sales produced by large Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots plus strong Scratch ticket sales contributed to the 120th allocation of proceeds to the Nebraska Lottery’s beneficiary funds since the Lottery was established in 1993.
A total of $15,482,624, derived from a share of Scratch and Lotto ticket sales from the previous three months, was distributed the week of September 29 among the beneficiaries in the following manner:
Nebraska Education Improvement Fund, $6,667,268;
Nebraska Environmental Trust Fund, $6,667,268;
Nebraska State Fair Support and Improvement Fund, $1,498,262; and
Compulsive Gamblers Assistance Fund, $649,826.
The largest quarterly beneficiary transfer occurred in December 2022 when $15,817,263 was distributed. A total of $951,748,496 in proceeds has been distributed since the Nebraska Lottery began operation on September 11, 1993.
“We’re happy to make another significant transfer of lottery proceeds to our beneficiary funds,” said Nebraska Lottery Director Brian Rockey. “Each purchase of a Nebraska Lottery ticket supports important work in every part of our state. And as we continue to celebrate our 30th anniversary, we want to express our gratitude to the 1,200 Lottery retailers who have been essential for our success. Together, we are helping to build a better Nebraska.”
The funds' respective totals to date are:
Nebraska Education Improvement Fund, $151,459,522;
Nebraska Environmental Trust Fund, $408,150,844;
Nebraska State Fair Support and Improvement Fund, $72,177,327; and
Compulsive Gamblers Assistance Fund, $21,347,489.
Prior to July 1, 2016, the Education Innovation Fund received proceeds totaling $174,222,842, and the Nebraska Opportunity Grant Fund received proceeds totaling $100,929,476.
Prior to July 1, 1997, the Solid Waste Landfill Closure Assistance Fund received proceeds totaling $18,460,996. In 2004, the Legislature directed that a one-time transfer of $5 million be made to the State General Fund.
Criteria for the use of proceeds are established by the beneficiary funds in accordance with legislative mandates. Visit nelottery.com for additional information on Nebraska Lottery beneficiary funds.
The Nebraska Lottery marked $3.5 billion in total sales (since 1993) in December 2021.
Published on 10/03/2023