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Schools cash in on California Lottery — but not much

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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 7:51 am, Sat Mar 10, 2012.

Millions of people each year stop off near the end of a grocery store trip and take a look at the bright machine offering scratch-off Lottery tickets. Then they glance at the handful of change from the cashier who rang up their groceries. Another glance at the vending machine is all it takes to convince them: It's a lucky day.

A few wrinkled dollar bills are exchanged for a small Scratcher ticket. The player digs out his lucky penny from his back pocket and hopes for a win.

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  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 12:11 am on Mon, Mar 12, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    The California Lottery saw a major jump in the 2010-11 fiscal year, seeing sales rise more than 13 percent to $3.4 billion...Last year, $1.3 billion of Lottery sales went to California schools.
    So why the feeling that schools are complaining they are not getting much... if my math is right, they are getting 30-33% of all the money spent on the lottery... sounds pretty good to me!



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