Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Question:
How is state lottery money distributed to support education?Answer:
For the 2011-2012 school year, the New York State Lottery brought in $8.4 billion.
After operating expenses and paying out lotto winnings, $2.9 billion remained to support education.
The money was divided between all the state's school districts.
Onondaga County received more than $101 million. To put that number in perspective, last year the North Syracuse School District alone spent nearly $139 million.Do you have a question for the Your Stories team? We'll try to answer it. Call 446-9900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.