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How is lottery money distributed for education? Your Stories

How is state lottery money distributed to support education and how much has been handed out locally?
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Question: How is state lottery money distributed to support education?

Answer: For the 2011-2012 school year, the New York State Lottery brought in $8.4 billion.

After operating expenses and paying out lotto winnings, $2.9 billion remained to support education.

The money was divided between all the state's school districts.

Onondaga County received more than $101 million. To put that number in perspective, last year the North Syracuse School District alone spent nearly $139 million.

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