Every so often a member of the local constituency inquires about the impact upon common education of Oklahoma lottery proceeds.
Based on lottery advocacy commercials, many likely thought the lottery would have a big impact, and now, they want to know where the money is going.
This isn't an easy question to answer; but it's important to put into perspective.
When Oklahoma policy makers created the lottery, they placed common education's component of the funding into the state aid for schools funding formula. There are many revenue streams which go to common education, both inside and outside of this funding formula.Continue reading