Oklahoma Lottery Raises $500 Million for Education

Oct 16, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Lottery officials say the program has reached a milestone by raising more than $500 million for education in the state.

The lottery's executive director, Rollo Redburn, said Monday the lottery has contributed more than $500 million to state education since it was launched in 2005. A transfer of revenue on Oct. 9 pushed contributions over the $500 million mark.

Redburn says lottery workers and vendors are proud to support Oklahoma education.

The lottery says it raised $225 million for elementary and secondary education. It also raised $201 million for higher education and almost $24 million for career and technology education.

The teacher's retirement system and a school consolidation fund have each received $25 million.

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