OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 11, 2015) - The Oklahoma Lottery announced today that it expects to transfer $2.8 million more than what was appropriated to Oklahoma Education for fiscal year 2015. Contributions totaled more than $60 million for the fiscal year.
"As in previous years, the Lottery strives to exceed financial expectations and will continue to raise the bar in the effort to provide much needed funding for Oklahoma education," said Rollo Redburn, Executive Director.
More than $685 million has been contributed to education since November 2005. "Giving back to Oklahoma Education," said Redburn, "is very important to not only this agency, but for all of our players as well."
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $685 million has been contributed to education since November 2005 with funds appropriated by the State Legislature to pay debt service on a higher education capital bond issue; to pay support salaries for public schools and for equipment, scholarships and other purposes at our career and technology education institutions.