The Idaho State Lottery raised a record $19 million for the state this year, half of which will go to school buildings.
The dividend is a result of $88.5 million in lottery sales, a 22 percent increase over last year.
Idaho Lottery’s goal for the coming year is $97 million in sales.
The announcement came at a check-passing ceremony with Gov. Phil Batt in Boise.
Over the five years of the Lottery’s history, almost $100 million has been raised for schools and state buildings.
Local school districts already have plans for their lottery funds.
Coeur d’Alene’s share will go toward roof repairs and the development of a sports complex at Coeur d’Alene High School.
Lakeland plans on spending it on classroom technology and equipment. Post Falls will use it to pave parking lots at the elementary schools.
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