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School Division FY 2015
ACCOMACK $3,633,284
ALBEMARLE  $3,369,949
ALEXANDRIA $3,790,057
ALLEGHANY $1,139,596
AMELIA $865,740
AMHERST $2,853,546
APPOMATTOX  $1,274,075
ARLINGTON $4,662,326
AUGUSTA $4,500,199
BATH $126,071
BEDFORD $3,842,840
BLAND $230,794
BOTETOURT $1,011,487
BRISTOL $1,705,622
BRUNSWICK $2,110,252
BUCHANAN $1,624,723
BUCKINGHAM $1,499,693
BUENA VISTA $533,017
CAMPBELL $4,458,170
CAROLINE $1,945,637
CARROLL $2,561,180
CHARLES CITY $256,700
CHARLOTTE $1,244,303
CHARLOTTESVILLE $2,560,500
CHESAPEAKE CITY $17,984,852
CHESTERFIELD $16,285,053
CLARKE $278,097
COLONIAL BEACH $207,908
COLONIAL HEIGHTS $755,843
COVINGTON $693,748
CRAIG $390,617
CULPEPER $3,991,274
CUMBERLAND $1,247,395
DANVILLE $6,497,461
DICKENSON $1,167,773
DINWIDDIE $2,115,410
EMPORIA $883,270
ESSEX $908,398
FAIRFAX $36,551,377
FAIRFAX CITY $276,837
FALLS CHURCH $144,023
FAUQUIER $1,645,364
FLOYD $925,217
FLUVANNA $1,318,919
FRANKLIN $4,579,582
FRANKLIN CITY $1,610,935
FREDERICK $4,660,131
FREDERICKSBURG $1,298,902
GALAX $1,208,523
GILES $1,001,604
GLOUCESTER $1,985,901
GOOCHLAND $155,187
GRAYSON $994,593
GREENE $1,892,281
GREENSVILLE $1,428,503
HALIFAX $3,451,945
HAMPTON $14,567,682
HANOVER $2,431,923
HARRISONBURG $6,022,779
HENRICO $17,174,180
HENRY $6,923,948
HIGHLAND $771,502
HOPEWELL $3,977,427
ISLE OF WIGHT $1,940,418
JAMES CITY $1,967,322
KING GEORGE $762,267
KING QUEEN $540,537
KING WILLIAM $1,239,532
LANCASTER $335,704
LEE $2,104,957
LEXINGTON $67,293
LOUDOUN $9,254,581
LOUISA $1,665,714
LUNENBURG $1,292,378
LYNCHBURG $6,639,949
MADISON $589,332
MANASSAS CITY $8,142,167
MANASSAS PARK $4,245,209
MARTINSVILLE $2,431,174
MATHEWS $256,218
MECKLENBURG $2,509,024
MIDDLESEX $176,826
MONTGOMERY $3,431,652
NELSON $786,558
NEW KENT $320,658
NEWPORT NEWS $24,555,003
NORFOLK $29,128,162
NORTHAMPTON $1,376,790
NORTHUMBERLAND $347,809
NORTON $439,978
NOTTOWAY $2,148,019
ORANGE $1,882,854
PAGE $2,373,544
PATRICK $1,632,594
PETERSBURG $4,786,756
PITTSYLVANIA $5,520,635
POQUOSON $458,827
PORTSMOUTH $13,828,631
POWHATAN $762,136
PRINCE EDWARD $1,623,498
PRINCE GEORGE $2,370,082
PRINCE WILLIAM $54,636,468
PULASKI $2,137,432
RADFORD $648,751
RAPPAHANNOCK $357,738
RICHMOND $858,583
RICHMOND CITY $18,604,038
ROANOKE $2,925,277
ROANOKE CITY $14,982,408
ROCKBRIDGE $823,479
ROCKINGHAM $6,298,115
RUSSELL $3,416,285
SALEM $1,484,160
SCOTT $2,229,702
SHENANDOAH $3,541,204
SMYTH $3,150,929
SOUTHAMPTON $2,363,738
SPOTSYLVANIA $7,702,677
STAFFORD $6,114,362
STAUNTON $2,346,774
SUFFOLK $8,366,948
SURRY $257,354
SUSSEX $936,874
TAZEWELL $2,980,913
VIRGINIA BEACH $25,247,820
WARREN $1,621,825
WASHINGTON $3,531,201
WAYNESBORO $2,092,071
WEST POINT $224,153
WESTMORELAND $1,134,596
WILLIAMSBURG $264,780
WINCHESTER $3,191,124
WISE $4,194,036
WYTHE $2,485,027
YORK $1,988,203
Based on Chapter 1, 2014 Special I Acts of Assembly, for Fiscal Year 2016, educational programs supported by Lottery profits include:  Virginia Preschool Initiative, Early Reading Intervention, K-3 Primary Class Size Reduction, School Breakfast Program, Algebra Readiness, Special Education, Project Graduation, Textbooks and Race to GED,

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By law, all unclaimed Virginia Lottery prizes go to the Literary Fund. The Literary Fund is used solely for educational purposes, such as upgrading technology in schools and teacher retirement funding.

The Lottery transferred $12.4 million to the Literary Fund in Fiscal Year 2015. Since 1988, the Lottery has transferred more than $256.8 million in unclaimed prizes to the Literary Fund.


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The Lottery also participates in the Set-Off Debt Collection Act, in which prize payments are withheld to pay certain obligations that the prize winner owes. Examples of these obligations are state and federal taxes, child support and tuition from state universities or colleges. The Virginia Lottery collected $1.8 million in FY 2015, for a total of more than $26.1 million since 1988.


Here at the Virginia Lottery, we take playing very seriously. Fun matters. Excitement matters. And so does the education of Virginia's youngest residents. It's the very reason we play so enthusiastically. Every time you scratch a ticket or pick your numbers for the big jackpot, you are creating winners in education all over the Commonwealth. Last year alone, the Lottery contributed nearly $534 million to Virginia's public schools. What better reason to get in the game?

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annual_turnoverSince 1999, all Virginia Lottery profits have been used for public education in the Commonwealth, for kindergarten through 12th grade.

In Fiscal Year 2015, the Virginia Lottery had sales of more than $1.84 billion. Of this total, the Lottery generated nearly $534 million, or 28.9%, for public education grades K-12; 60.6% went back to players in the form of prizes; 5.6% went to the retailers who sell Virginia Lottery tickets, and 4.9% went to operational expenses.

When Virginians voted in 1987 for a state-operated lottery, some people made the assumption that they voted on how to spend the Lottery's proceeds. This was not the case. The lottery proceeds, which are approximately one-third of lottery sales, were to be used as determined by the General Assembly. The use of the proceeds has changed over time. In 1989, lottery proceeds were dedicated to capital construction projects. From 1990 to 1998, the lottery proceeds were transferred to the state's General Fund. Starting in 1999, a state budget amendment sent lottery proceeds to local public school divisions to be used solely for educational purposes. In the year 2000, more than 80% of Virginia voters said yes to the creation of the State Lottery Proceeds Fund. The measure, now a permanent part of Virginia's Constitution, directs all Virginia Lottery profits be used solely for educational purposes.

lottery distribution

Fiscal Year

Sales

Prizes

Retailer Compensation

Operating Expenses

Proceeds*

2015   $1.844 b  $1.116 b  $103.9 m     $90.8 m   $533.8 m
2014   $1.811 b  $1.082 b  $101.5 m     $89.7 m   $538.6 m
2013 $1.689 b $1.025 b $95.0 m $84.1 m $486.5 m
2012 $1.616 b $962.3 m $90.7 m $77.9 m $487.1 m
2011 $1.482 b $881.0 m $83.8 m $74.9 m $444.2 m
2010 $1.435 b $852.7 m $80.4 m $73.8 m $430.2 m
2009 $1.365 b $781.0 m $76.9 m $73.7 m $439.1 m
2008 $1.386 b $792.3 m $77.7 m $73.7 m $455.3 m
2007 $1.362 b $791.7 m $76.4 m $68.0 m $437.1 m
2006 $1.365 b $773.5 m $76.2 m $69.7 m $454.9 m
2005 $1.333 b $774.6 m $75.6 m $66.2 m $423.5 m
2004 $1.262 b $720.2 m $70.7 m $68.1 m $408.1 m
2003 $1.135 b $638.1 m $63.0 m $69.3 m $375.2 m
2002 $1.108 b $613.7 m $62.2 m $75.2 m $367.7 m
2001 $1.002 b $557.3 m $55.9 m $73.1 m $329.1 m
2000 $973.0 m $537.3 m $55.2 m $67.2 m $323.5 m
1999 $934.5 m $506.9 m $52.1 m $68.8 m $321.9 m
1998 $914.2 m $503.8 m $49.5 m $69.8 m $318.9 m
1997 $920.8 m $475.5 m $49.5 m $64.8 m $342.5 m
1996 $924.3 m $489.6 m $49.1 m $64.1 m $332.6 m
1995 $902.5 m $487.3 m $48.4 m $65.6 m $311.6 m
1994 $875.5 m $465.6 m $47.5 m $65.8 m $303.5 m
1993 $843.4 m $444.7 m $45.0 m $63.5 m $297.0 m
1992 $846.6 m $454.3 m $45.2 m $64.5 m $290.8 m
1991 $790.3 m $421.0 m $41.9 m $53.3 m $294.5 m
1990 $474.8 m $252.4 m $24.7 m $43.1 m $156.5 m
1989 $409.1 m $205.9 m $20.6 m $41.6 m $140.5 m
TOTAL $31.009
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$17.607
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$1.718
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$1.860
billion
$10.044
billion

*Not all proceeds earned in a fiscal year are appropriated in that year.

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