ARKANSAS (KNWA) — The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has set two new records for proceeds raised for state students and total revenues, a news release states.
During the 2019 fiscal year, which ended in June, $98,411,747 in proceeds was raised toward scholarships. This goal trumps the previous one set during 2012 by nearly $830,000, according to the release.
Within that same fiscal years, more than $516.2 million was raised in total sales, the release states.
More than $2.9 billion in lottery prizes have been awarded to participants since 2009, according to the release.
The proceeds will benefit Arkansas students.