Even in these uncertain financial times, one thing is for sure: People love buying lottery tickets.
The Virginia Lottery recorded its third best year, generating $595 million for education.
That’s about $1.6 million raised a day for K-12 public schools.
Lottery profits make up about 10% of Virginia’s total K-12 education budget, helping pay for child nutrition programs, early reading intervention and career education initiatives.
About $14 million in prize money also went unclaimed.