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Lottery dollars help schools prepare for students’ return

September 7, 2018 Posted by NC Lottery at 9:00 AM

What does a freshly painted school, a canopy to keep kids dry and safe, and ramps that make classrooms accessible all have in common?  They each are necessary, lottery-funded improvements made to an elementary school in Alamance County this summer.

Repairs and renovations to existing schools make a difference on how students will feel and how safe they will be when they walk back onto campus to start a new school year. 

Watch the short video to see how Alexander Wilson Elementary used money raised by the lottery to help provide the type of school their students deserved.


Painting classrooms, replacing HVAC systems, and updating cameras for building security might seem like small projects. But without those improvements, our schools wouldn’t be ready or safe for students. And all counties, from Cherokee to Currituck, get a share of lottery dollars to make those necessary repairs.

Whether you prefer the thrill of a scratch-off or the anticipation of a draw game, your fun makes a difference for our students. This year, $217 million raised by the lottery will help build and repair schools all across the state. That’s something we can all be proud of together.

Wishing you the best of luck this school year! 


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6/25/2020 05:41 - R.

I'm glad the money is being used resourcefull

5/11/2020 09:13 - Joann W L.

So very proud that the lottery money is helping our children and our schools.

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