NO JACKPOT: State lottery officials estimate that Orange County schools will get about $47 million for their share this year. That may sound like a lot, but it’s $10 million-plus less than last year. . . . “The economy is tight, fewer people are playing,” says lottery spokesman John Schade. Orange County got $160 per student last year. This year: $126.
Orange County Lottery Dollars
Money sent to Orange County schools since lottery began (In millions of dollars) 1985-86: $44.1 1986-87: $31.4 1987-88: $49.1 1988-89: $63.2 1989-90: $57.9 Grand Total: $245,665,786 Source: California Lottery