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Arizona Lottery raises $220 Million for state-run programs and services

Posted at 11:53 AM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 14:54:28-04

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Arizona Lottery is giving $220 million in funds for state-run program and services this year.

These programs range from school infrastructure to wildlife protection.

“The money raised, through Lottery ticket sales, goes to fund critical services for the people of Arizona," Executive Director Gregg Edgar said. " These include Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, who speak for abused and neglected children in court, and the Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, tirelessly seeking out internet predators to protect our kids from online exploitation.”

Last year, Arizona Lottery officials says it raised $212 million for state-run programs.