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State Lottery Payments Total $1.39 Billion for 2014-15 Fiscal Year

Contact: JOHN HILL
(916) 445-2636

SACRAMENTO—State Controller Betty T. Yee announced today that payments from the Lottery Education Fund to school districts, higher educational institutions, and state agencies for the 2014-15 fiscal year totaled $1.39 billion.

The Controller transmits the money each quarter to county treasurers, who apportion it to school districts. The Controller makes direct quarterly payments to the University of California and Hastings College of the Law, and deposits funds for state departments. Payments are based on lottery income and unclaimed online prizes. In the 2013-14 fiscal year, payments from the Lottery Educational Fund totaled $1.35 billion.

Breakdown of funds to educational entities

Entity Amount Paid
K-12 Schools $1,113,267,781
Community Colleges $196,204,535
California State University $49,308,817
University of California $31,768,586
CA Dept. of Developmental Services $265,104
Hastings College of Law $120,951
CA Dept. of Education State Special Schools $116,977
CA Dept of Youth Authority $49,076

Total fiscal year payments by country

County Amount paid
Alameda $49,147,856
Alpine 20,070
Amador 714,481
Butte 7,252,211
Calaveras 991,029
Colusa 760,925
Contra Costa 36,808,994
Del Norte 731,286
El Dorado 4,912,174
Fresno 40,270,508
Glenn 1,017,774
Humboldt 4,017,818
Imperial 7,566,049
Inyo 889,418
Kern 34,812,835
Kings 5,010,371
Lake 1,516,979
Lassen 1,100,861
Los Angeles 343,598,259
Madera 5,404,846
Marin 6,584,326
Mariposa 305,853
Mendocino 2,723,989
Merced 11,276,943
Modoc 242,667
Mono 337,923
Monterey 16,062,446
Napa 4,735,817
Nevada 2,089,737
Orange 110,011,819
Placer 14,257,395
Plumas 730,199
Riverside 80,627,501
Sacramento 51,248,692
San Benito 1,828,303
San Bernardino 78,446,356
San Diego 106,966,050
San Francisco 13,312,265
San Joaquin 27,273,537
San Luis Obispo 7,561,474
San Mateo 19,983,797
Santa Barbara 16,076,694
Santa Clara 60,440,102
Santa Cruz 8,888,170
Shasta 5,546,752
Sierra 63,119
Siskiyou 1,335,208
Solano 12,652,118
Sonoma 15,511,505
Stanislaus 21,260,905
Sutter 3,947,216
Tehama 1,814,804
Trinity 262,793
Tulare 19,618,988
Tuolumne 1,019,300
Ventura 29,475,315
Yolo 5,052,508
Yuba 3,354,986

As the chief fiscal officer of California, Controller Yee is responsible for accountability and disbursement of the state’s financial resources. The Controller also safeguards many types of property until claimed by the rightful owners, and has independent auditing authority over government agencies that spend state funds. She is a member of numerous financing authorities, and fiscal and financial oversight entities including the Franchise Tax Board. She also serves on the boards for the nation's two largest public pension funds. Elected in 2014, Controller Yee is the tenth woman elected to a statewide office in California’s history. Follow the Controller on Twitter at @CAController and on Facebook at California State Controller’s Office.