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Lottery Dollars Support Public Schools

When you play Lottery games like Megabucks, Scratch-its and Keno, your dollars help support public education in Oregon from kindergarten through college.

Lottery Dollars Support Oregon Students

Oregonians place a high value on the quality of life here in the Pacific Northwest. Investing in education plays a vital role in preserving that quality, which is why in 1995 Oregonians passed a constitutional amendment directing Lottery profits to help fund public education.

Whether you play Lottery games for the excitement of a big win or because you want to support your community, your choice to play does good things. From Kindergarten to Oregon’s public universities, Lottery dollars help support schools, teachers and students across Oregon.

Each year, 53 percent of Lottery profits are allocated to school districts across the state to help with needed school projects and infrastructure, as well higher education academic scholarships and intercollegiate athletics. Thanks to you, students have access to more textbooks, computers, scholarships, and other essential services.


Lottery dollars fund public education


to Beaverton School District in 2021


School Districts Benefitting


to Oregon Schools since 1995

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Education funds generated by Lottery play are administered by the Oregon Department of Education.