FAQ -- What happens to all of the Lottery Revenue?

 

I am frequently asked how much does the New York State Lottery contributesto state education funding. 


Below is a simple breakdown of school funding statewide and the Lottery's impact.


Where Do Schools Get Their Money?


Local Taxes:     46 percent ($22.92 billion)


State Sources:     39 percent ($19.23 billion)
(other than NYS Lottery)


NYS Lottery:     5 percent ($2.36 billion)


Federal Sources:     6 percent ($2.75 billion)


Other local revenue and transfers:     4 percent ($2.18 billion)   


 


Traditional Lottery Sales Allocation


Of $6.7 billion in Sales:


59 percent payable in Prizes


32 percent payable in Aid to Education


6  percent payable in Retailer Commissions


3  percent payable for Administrative Expenses


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