Michigan Lottery Contributes Record-Breaking $1.419 Billion to School Aid Fund in 2021
Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Monday that the Michigan Lottery contributed a record-breaking $1.419 billion to the School Aid Fund during the 2021 fiscal year.
This marks the third straight year that the Michigan Lottery has contributed contributed more than $1 billion to the School Aid Fund.
“When Michiganders play to win, our students and schools win too,” said Governor Whitmer in a statement. “The Michigan Lottery’s record contribution to the School Aid Fund helps us keep kids safe and learning in-person, delivers critical funding to support K-12 programs, and ensures every family has access to a high-quality, public education. The Lottery’s record-setting performance over the last seven years has helped us put Michigan students first. Together, we have closed the funding gap between schools, raised per-student funding, and improved school facilities, all without raising taxes. I am grateful to everyone who has made this substantial investment in our kids possible.”
Lottery contributions to the School Aid Fund over the prior six years were:
- FY20: $1.179 billion
- FY19: $1.070 billion
- FY18: $941.2 million
- FY17: $924.1 million
- FY16: $888.9 million
- FY15: $795.5 million
Since the Lottery began in 1972, it has raised more than $26 billion for public education in the state. Nearly $7.2 billion of that money was raised over the last seven years.
For each dollar spent on a Michigan Lottery ticket in 2021, approximately:
- 61 cents went to players as prizes
- 28 cents went to the School Aid Fund to support public education
- 9 cents went to commissions for retailers and vendors
- 2 cents funded the Lottery’s operations and administrative costs
State law require all profits from the Lottery go to the School Aid Fund.