In-State College Scholarships Benefiting From Record Lottery Numbers
The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is reporting its biggest-ever April for prizes, ticket sales, total revenue and retailer commissions.
Total sales were $42,006,929 for April 2018 compared to $38,614,686 last April; this April’s total revenue was $42,180,970 versus last year’s $38,722,169.
Year to date, the Lottery is up 13 percent, or nearly $49 million, in total sales versus the same period last year. “We’re obviously very proud of these numbers, and we’re proud to say the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has now raised more than $759 million for in-state scholarships,” Director Bishop Woosley said. “The June 15 deadline to apply for a scholarship is fast approaching, so we’d like to encourage any interested Arkansas student to apply for one at the website.”
This record-breaking April follows a trend. Last month’s report recorded the highest-ever March for prizes, ticket sales, retailer commissions, and total revenue in its history. In total, March was the second-highest sales month ever for the Lottery, including the highest Cash 4 sales month ever, and the highest Fast Play sales month ever.
The full April report was released to the Lottery Oversight Committee today. This report is available to the public at the Lottery website.