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Arkansas Scholarship Lottery

More than 92 cents of every dollar of Lottery revenue goes to prizes, scholarships, retailer commissions, and other expenses in Arkansas. Since Lottery sales started in 2009, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has provided more than $781 million for in-state college scholarships to Arkansas students, more than $2.6 billion in prizes to players, and more than $228 million in commissions to Lottery retailers.

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The purpose of the Department of Finance and Administration Office of the Arkansas Lottery is to oversee the operation of a lottery whose net proceeds will provide scholarships and grants to Arkansas citizens for in-state colleges and universities. Scholarships are to be available for non-profit, public and private, two- and four-year colleges and universities. Arkansas Code Annotated § 23-115-102.

Under A.C.A. § 23-115-102, the lotteries are to be operated and managed in a manner that:

  • Provides continuing entertainment to the public
  • Maximizes the revenue generated
  • Preserves the integrity and dignity of the process
  • Is accountable to the public and the General Assembly through reports and audits

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Staff:

Bishop Woosley, Director
Angela Springer, Director of Security & Compliance
J. Michael Helms, Chief Legal Counsel
Donna Bragg, Advertising and Marketing Director
Jerry Fetzer, Chief Fiscal Officer
Timothy Parrish, Treasurer
Mike Smith, Gaming Director
Mitch Chandler, Sales Director
Shane Benbrook, Internal Auditor