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Does the New York lottery money really go to schools?

Georgia Anchikites, on right, buying a mega millions ticket from Lisa Gray, left, at Rocky’s, Syracuse, NY.

Albany, NY – The New York State Lottery advertises that all proceeds go to the schools.

Readers ask us again and again if that is true. Hey, you never know, right? This is New York.

So when lottery officials came to Liverpool to give Chadd Bill his $3 million prize this week, we asked them to show us the money.

They sent a list that shows the amount of lottery money awarded to each school district in New York.

More than $101 million went to schools in Onondaga County for the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2012.

Here is a breakdown by school district in Onondaga County:

  • Baldwinsville $7,318,143.81
  • East Syracuse $4,179,844.67
  • Fabius-Pompey $1,207,669.96
  • Fayetteville $4,677,942.54
  • Jamesville-Dewitt $2,999,358.79
  • Jordan-Elbridge $2,159,484.71
  • LaFayette $1,312,050.68
  • Liverpool $10,126,848.60
  • Lyncourt $437,671.76
  • Marcellus $2,535,494.21
  • North Syracuse $11,811,415.48
  • Onondaga $1,370,028.22
  • Skaneateles $958,905.02
  • Solvay $2,202,253.01
  • Syracuse $38,119,283.71
  • Tully $1,456,132.72
  • West Genesee $6,101,130.77
  • Westhill $2,346,307.38

This is how it works: All year, the lottery deposits revenue from the sale of lottery tickets into a special account, which is controlled by the lottery and state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. At the beginning of each school year, DiNapoli distributes the aid to education funds for more than 700 school districts. The amount is based on a formula developed by both the state Legislature and the state education department. It’s the same formula used to figure out state aid to schools in general. It factors in population, grade level, special student needs and the property and income wealth of the district’s residents (based on NYS tax returns and assessed value of property.)

If the lottery does better one year, it does not increase the amount of money to any one school. It is a contribution toward the total amount of state aid the Legislature and the education department settle on for each district that year.

Lottery money represents about 5 percent of total school spending in New York if federal aid is included. Without federal aid, it is about 15 percent, the state says.

For the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2012, the state made about $8.5 billion in traditional sales and net win from video gaming.

The state lists the amount of money earned and given to schools from each game in a report on its Website.

The state spent the money like this:

  • $130 million for other operating expenses
  • $218 million for gaming contractor fees and other direct expenses
  • $420 million for retailer commissions
  • $617 million for video gaming facility commissions
  • $4.1 billion in prizes

That leaves:
$2.9 billion for schools

Here is a list for each school district in the state:

Does the New York lottery money really go to schools? Georgia Anchikites, on right, buying a mega millions ticket from Lisa Gray, left, at Rocky’s, Syracuse, NY. Albany, NY – The New York

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