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Lottery transfers funds for education

Posted January 27, 2009

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— The lottery earned more than $93 million for education in North Carolina between October and December. The North Carolina Education Lottery made its quarterly transfer of funds Tuesday.

The funds, transferred from the lottery to the Office of State Budget and Management, will be used for: More at Four; class size reduction; school construction; and need-based college scholarships.

The NCEL details how education programs benefit from lottery sales in a public brochure available online at nc-educationlottery.org.

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  • ldw Jan 28, 2009

    SEEMS TO NEVER BE ENOUGH! WELL I'M JUST ABOUT EXHAUSTED WITH EVERYBODY WANTING MORE MONEY. INCREASE IN UTILITIES, 40% INCREASE IN PROPERTY VALUE, FUEL GOING BACK UP, INSURANCE UP...WHAT ARE WE TO DO? THINK SALARIES WILL GO UP TO COVER ALL THIS?

  • streetfightinman Jan 28, 2009

    Please change it to "FREE FOR ME" what a waste of money.

  • affirmativediversity Jan 27, 2009

    Why do we still hear all the whining about lack of funding for education when 93 million in one FISCAL QUARTER is put in the kitty?

    What is the Educational System doing with this money that they need more, ALWAYS MORE?

    Can you think of any other State/County Department that would have a request for more and more funds entertained when they have access to that kind of funding?

    Why can't my county afford to build another school? Why can't we pay certified teachers more than we pay the head maintenance guy? Why does the Board of Education NEVER have any money and ALWAYS need more?

  • patriotsrevenge Jan 27, 2009

    Ok lottery whiners, there's 93 million you would have never seen without the lottery. You may say thank you now.

  • Boogalooboy Jan 27, 2009

    whoopee doo, the public, me included where hoodooed into this. Or just stupidity on my part. My understanding the funds were going to the EXISTING educational funds, not to replace them. Don't think we have gained anything. We could have been hiring the best teachers etc..if we have added to the exist pool of funds.