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Bladen Residents spend much, receive little from NC Lottery
Latest numbers from the North Carolina Lottery indicates Bladen County residents spent $7,603,758 in the lottery for the fiscal year ending in June 2013 and the local school system received $1,793,932 from lottery proceeds.
Statewide, the gross revenue sales for the Lottery was $1,689,803,000 and the net revenues to the education fund was $478,508,000.28.
Sales per capita measures how much was spent per person in a county.  It doesn't take into consideration people who may reside in the county but just purchase tickets there while visiting or passing through..  Per capita figures were calculated by dividing 2013 county net sales with the population of the county according to the U.S. Census data estimates for that year.
Bladen County residents spent an average of $218.23 in the lottery for the year ending 2013.
Surrounding counties:
Columbus    $189.31
Robeson        206.68
Cumberland   240.14
Sampson       216.50
Pender          164.85
Brunswick      179.12
So where does the money go statewide?
Teacher Salaries     $220,643,188 or 46.9%
School Construction  100,000,000 or 21.3%
Prekindergarten          63,135,797 or 13.4%
College Scholarships  27,542,167 or   5.8%
UNC Need based Aid  42,878,374 or   9.1%
LEA Adjustment         16,385,771 or   3.5%
Source: North Carolina Education Lottery.


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