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Controller Sends Schools Nearly $1.3 Billion in Lottery Funds for the Year

Contact: Jacob Roper

SACRAMENTO - State Controller John Chiang today announced that payments from the Lottery Education Fund to school districts, educational institutions and state agencies for the 2012-13 fiscal year totaled $1.28 billion.

Payments to K-12 schools and community colleges are made to county treasurers, who then distribute the money to school districts. Funds for the University of California and Hastings College of the Law are sent directly to those institutions. The funds for state departments are deposited directly into their accounts.

The Controller's Office makes quarterly payments based on Lottery income and unclaimed online prizes. For the fourth quarter of the fiscal year, the Controller apportioned $375 million from the Lottery Education Fund.

The breakdown of funds to the various educational entities is as follows:

Entity Amount Paid
K-12 $1,038,022,637
Community Colleges 168,593,996
California State University 46,172,739
University of California 29,893,447
Hastings College of the Law 163,813
Dept. of Youth Authority 71,167
Dept. of Education – State Special Schools 110,953
Dept. of Developmental Services 336,874
Total $1,283,365,626

Individual School District and Institution Quarterly payments are available at on the State Controller's website. Total fiscal year payments by county are listed below.

County Amount Paid
ALAMEDA $44,126,872.38
ALPINE 20,497.16
AMADOR 662,669.96
BUTTE 6,766,871.55
CALAVERAS 971,933.38
COLUSA 687,639.12
CONTRA COSTA 32,885,402.92
DEL NORTE 658,101.80
EL DORADO 5,071,899.44
FRESNO 36,371,749.47
GLENN 954,136.68
HUMBOLDT 3,766,690.87
IMPERIAL 6,679,489.27
INYO 683,277.04
KERN 31,662,409.84
KINGS 4,749,097.44
LAKE 1,465,235.21
LASSEN 1,041,615.57
LOS ANGELES 319,551,706.84
MADERA 5,000,924.01
MARIN 6,001,618.59
MARIPOSA 283,215.02
MENDOCINO 2,630,692.22
MERCED 10,459,327.75
MODOC 240,971.37
MONO 316,181.89
MONTEREY 14,455,647.22
NAPA 4,258,066.03
NEVADA 1,773,949.56
ORANGE 101,722,574.42
PLACER 13,371,736.55
PLUMAS 645,080.81
RIVERSIDE 74,359,679.45
SACRAMENTO 47,005,224.82
SAN BENITO 1,743,935.05
SAN BERNARDINO 72,406,743.05
SAN DIEGO 96,550,886.16
SAN FRANCISCO 13,733,062.82
SAN JOAQUIN 24,901,597.20
SAN LUIS OBISPO 6,924,375.79
SAN MATEO 18,605,747.78
SANTA BARBARA 14,477,302.85
SANTA CLARA 56,066,223.87
SANTA CRUZ 8,385,498.58
SHASTA 5,348,394.16
SIERRA 64,886.74
SISKIYOU 1,243,741.71
SOLANO 11,644,178.07
SONOMA 14,276,305.44
STANISLAUS 19,168,727.85
SUTTER 3,547,527.88
TEHAMA 1,713,901.92
TRINITY 263,693.00
TULARE 17,741,038.61
TUOLUMNE 1,014,389.02
VENTURA 27,456,169.07
YOLO 4,778,903.50
YUBA 3,257,217.63

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