Lottery’s haul off $33 million in fiscal 2013

State nets $7.6 million less to fund college scholarships

Posted: July 11, 2013 at 12:02 a.m.

Lottery Director Bishop Woosley warned lawmakers in November that, on the basis of lagging sales, they could safely assume that the lottery would raise somewhere in the $89 million-$90 million range for college scholarships in fiscal 2013.

Ticket sales for the Arkansas Lottery dipped by $33 million in fiscal 2013 from the previous year to $440 million, and the amount raised for college scholarships slipped by $7.6 million to $89.9 million, the lottery reported Wednesday.

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