Gov. Whitmer Announces Michigan Lottery’s $1.25 Billion Contribution to Support Schools Across the State

Michigan Lottery LogoToday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Lottery to announce their $1.25 billion contribution to the School Aid Fund in fiscal year 2022. This marks the Lottery’s fourth consecutive contribution of more than $1 billion to Michigan’s schools.

“The Michigan Lottery’s contributions to our schools over the last 50 years have helped students across the state succeed,” said Governor Whitmer. “Lottery games provide Michiganders with a chance to win life-changing prizes and their purchases support local businesses and public education programs in their communities. I want to congratulate the Lottery team on their fourth consecutive contribution of more than $1 billion to schools across the state. These funds help us continue making historic investment in public education and give every student the tools they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond.”

The School Aid Fund provides funding for public education, including per-pupil funding, special education, at-risk programs, early childhood education, adult education, school lunch and breakfast, career and technical education, and more.

Since 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $27 billion to the School Aid Fund, supporting public education programs throughout Michigan. In each of the last four fiscal years, the Lottery has contributed more than $1 billion to the School Aid Fund, totaling nearly $5 billion to the fund since FY19.

“During the course of its 50-year history, the Lottery has raised more than $27 billion for public education in Michigan,” said Lottery Commissioner, Brian O. Neill. “These incredible results would not be possible without the support of our players, retailers, vendors, and dedicated public-service professionals across state government.”

For each dollar spent on a Michigan Lottery ticket in FY22, approximately:
• 63 cents went to players as prizes
• 25 cents went to the School Aid Fund to support public education
• 9 cents went to commissions for retailers and vendors
• 3 cents funded the Lottery’s operations and administrative costs

Under state law, all profits from the Lottery go to the School Aid Fund. The lottery is one of several revenue sources that support public education in Michigan.

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