As students across the state head back to school, the Illinois Lottery announced today a record $731 million contribution to the State of Illinois’ Common School Fund for Fiscal Year 2019, which ended June 30.

The $731,250,000 Common School Fund contribution for FY19 is 1.7% higher than the FY18 contribution of $719 million. In addition to the money generated for K-12 public education in Illinois, the Illinois Lottery also transferred $4 million for specialty causes, including Illinois veterans’ services, the fight against breast cancer, multiple sclerosis research, Special Olympics training programs, police memorials and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. The Illinois Lottery’s FY19 contribution to the Capital Projects Fund and FY19 final sales figures have not been determined.

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