Jackson County

How NC Education Lottery Funds Benefit Jackson County

◂ Return to Education

Fiscal Year 2022 Total

That’s how much of the money raised by the lottery went to education programs in Jackson County last year. Elected officials in the state legislature decide how to best use the money provided to the state by the lottery each year.



Being ready to learn helps kids get the most out of school. The N.C. Pre-K program serves four-year-old children who are at risk of falling behind their peers as they prepare for kindergarten. Thanks to lottery funds, 11 children in Jackson County received a free, academic pre-school experience last year.

College Scholarships


Lottery funds help college students get learning that lasts a lifetime. Lottery funds provide scholarships based on financial need to help students cover the costs of attending a state university or community college in North Carolina. Last year, 113 scholarships went to Jackson County students scholarships.

Financial Aid


A second way that the lottery helps make college affordable is through the UNC Need-Based Grant Program. The money supports grants to help students cover the costs of attending a state university within the UNC system. Last year, 171 grants went to Jackson County students.

Non-Instructional Support


It takes a team to make schools work. Lottery funds helped support the operations of public and charter schools, including the costs of support staff such as office assistants, custodians and substitute teachers.

School Transportation


Just like students need a place to learn, they also need a safe way to get to school. Money raised by the lottery helps cover costs for school-provided transportation, like bus drivers’ salaries, fuel, and other related costs. Last year, Jackson County received over $46,002 to help cover the cost of school transportation.

School Construction


Supported school construction and repair and renovation projects. Every dollar raised by the lottery is one less that must come from other sources such as property taxes.

Jackson County Cumulative Total

$19,747,209 Summary of County Distributions FY2022
Each year, the Fiscal Research Division of the N.C. General Assembly reports how lottery funds were distributed to education programs in every county.

Education figures reflect totals from when the lottery began on March 30, 2006 through the end of Fiscal Year 2022 ending June 30th, 2022.

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