Where The Money Goes: By County
How North Carolina Education
Lottery Funds Benefit Gaston County
Gaston County: $88,612,670
Gaston County has received more than $88,612,670 in lottery funds since inception of the lottery in March 2006. Last year, Gaston County received a total of $12,832,639. Here's more information about the education programs the lottery supports. To see a breakdown of how lottery dollars were used last year in Gaston County, go to the FY 2014 Beneficiary Statement.
Gaston County has received more than $31,004,283 to help pay the salaries of 581 teachers in grades K-3.
School Construction Projects
More than $26,256,309 raised by the lottery for school construction in Gaston County meets needs that otherwise would have to be paid for with local property taxes. Local officials decide how to spend the money.
The N.C. Pre-K Program serves children at risk of falling behind their peers as they start kindergarten. More than $20,614,595 in lottery funds have paid for 4214 four-year-olds in Gaston County to prepare for success.
At-Risk Pre-K Enrollments
College students who qualify for federal Pell Grants in Gaston County have received 5279 lottery scholarships. More than $5,824,507 in lottery funds have been used for tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies.
Lottery funds have also supplied 5498 grants to college students attending state universities within the UNC system who qualify for UNC need-based financial aid. Those students have used more than $1,957,845 to help pay for the cost of their education.
Financial Aid Grants
For fiscal year 2015, $2,279,911 in lottery funds were allocated to Gaston County to pay for the salaries of teachers' assistants.
Education figures reflect totals from when the lottery began on March 30, 2006 through the end of FY15 on June 30.