Lotto Ticket Sales Decline Leaving Millions Less for Scholarships

Published 02/20 2014 08:47AM

Updated 02/20 2014 09:29AM

LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Arkansas students could be getting fewer dollars in lottery scholarships because of slumping ticket sales.

Commissioners met Wednesday afternoon to talk about the decline in revenue.

The agency says they have nearly $7 million less in scholarship funding than they did last year.

Commissioners tell us their goal is to find ways to increase sales and trim expenses to get more money.

Folks looking to further their education say they need the money.

"I'm trying to get in school myself, so I mean I'm looking forward to it helping me also," aspiring student Nick Ferrell said.

The amount each student will receive is decided by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.

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