The Arkansas Lottery presented its January report to a legislative committee today.
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Bottom lines: Net proceeds in January (the amount after expenses that is transferred to scholarship support) amounted to $8.2 million, up almost $400,000 over the same month a year ago. But the total net for the first seven months of the budget year was $42.9 million, almost $8.7 million less than the net at the same time last year.
Also presented to the committee today was a report on scholarship distributions in 2019 from the Department of Higher Education. Recipients are disproportionately female, also whiter than the general population and, among traditional college recipients, higher income.