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Kentucky lottery reaches 25-year milestone; more than $4B returned to state since '89
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, April 7, 2014 9:55 AM EDT
The Kentucky lottery has reached a new milestone, and officials say the games have helped the state provide billions of dollars in college scholarships and grants in the past 25 years.
Lottery sales were predicted to provide $65 million annually for the state, but last year, sales netted more than three times that amount — more than $223 million.
Kentucky lottery proceeds began going to college scholarship and grant programs 15 years ago. More than $2 billion in proceeds has been used for that purpose.