Asset 5

Did you know that the Nebraska Lottery has raised more than $965 million for our beneficiaries since we were founded in 1993? All 93 Nebraska counties have benefited! About 25¢ of every dollar spent on Nebraska Lottery tickets goes back to our state. Here’s how it breaks down:

  • Nebraska Environmental Trust (44.5%)
  • Education (44.5%)
  • Nebraska State Fair (10%)
  • Compulsive Gamblers Assistance Fund (1%, plus the first $500,000 in fund proceeds each fiscal year)

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$965 Million back to Nebraska since 1993!

Nebraska Environmental Trust


Since 1993
$28 Million
Wildlife Habitat
$143 Million
Carbon Management
$14 Million
Environmental Education
$21 Million
Urban Greening
$11 Million
$30 Million
Water Quality
$82 Million

Nebraska Opportunity Grant Fund


Since 2003 over 105,000 need-based scholarships. Types of schools: independent, private career, community colleges, state colleges and University of Nebraska.

Education Improvement Fund


Money goes into a general fund. Specific uses vary. Prior to July 1, 2016, the Education Innovation Fund received proceeds totaling $174,222,842.

Nebraska State Fair


Since 2004 Goes to fund facilities at the State Fair.

Compulsive Gamblers Assistance Fund


Receives first $500,000 plus 1% each year.