The Arkansas Lottery is touting a record year of revenue in the fiscal year ending June 30, but
Lottery Director Bishop Woosley said lottery gambling reached $499.7 million in the year, and other revenue put the total at a record $500.4 million. After payouts to ticket buyers and expenses, $92 million was available for scholarships, the third-highest net since $97 million in 2012.
The lottery began in 2009 and had its first full year of operation the next year. It hit $94 million in net proceeds in 2011.