Tagged: arkansas scholarship lottery

Bragg: Lottery Generated $35M in Scholarships for Sebastian County

by Marty Cook 9/20/2016 3:27 pm

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has meant millions for Sebastian County students and the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith since the lottery started Sept. 28, 2009, according to its director of advertising and marketing.

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Touts $604M in Scholarships

by Sarah Campbell 9/13/2016 4:35 pm

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery will soon celebrate its seventh anniversary and has awarded more than $604 million in scholarships.

Arkansas Lottery Vendor Says Its 'Most-Prized' Secrets Have Been Taken

by Associated Press 6/24/2016 2:08 pm

A company that works with more than 40 state lotteries says in court filings that a key executive orchestrated a "massive theft" of its most-prized secrets.

Arkansas Lottery Sales Pass Record High

by Alexis Hosticka 6/1/2016 11:06 am

With one full month remaining in the fiscal year, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery last week surpassed its previous cash sales record for annual draw game sales.

Auditor, Former Commissioner Bash Arkansas Lottery's 10-Year Contract Extension

by Mark Friedman 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Former Arkansas Scholarship Lottery officials are critical of a recent decision to add 10 years to the contract of a vendor whose original contract was altered after lottery commission approval.

By the Numbers: Gambling in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2015 12:00 am

Oaklawn, Southland, lottery and bingo: a look at wagers and payouts from games of chance in Arkansas.

Victor, Spoils, Etc. (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/20/2015 12:00 am

The way Robert Stebbins' job termination as sales director for the Arkanas Scholarship Lottery went down, both on the part of the lottery and then by the under-reported, overplayed articles that appeared in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, was astonishing.

Lottery Officials Quiet on New Hire After Former Sales Director Scratched

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

You’d never know it from reading the reports of his firing in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, but Robert Stebbins was not directly responsible for ticket sales at the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.

Arkansas Lottery Says Cuts Will Boost Money for Scholarships

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/14/2015 3:36 pm

The director of Arkansas' lottery says cutbacks from an overhaul of the games will increase the amount of money available for college scholarships next year, but said its revenue is behind expectations so far this year.

Arkansas Senate Votes to Cut Scholarship Awards for Freshmen

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/9/2015 3:21 pm

The Arkansas Senate has voted to cut the lottery-funded scholarships incoming freshmen will receive and base its eligibility solely on standardized testing, days after the same proposal narrowly failed before the chamber.

Arkansas Senate Panel Approves Changes to Lottery-Funded Scholarships

by Associated Press 3/4/2015 10:51 am

An Arkansas Senate panel has endorsed lowering the amount of money incoming college freshmen would receive in from the state's lottery-funded scholarships and changing the program's eligibility requirements.

Arkansas House Passes Lottery Bill, Sends to Hutchinson

by Associated Press 2/25/2015 7:08 am

Arkansas lawmakers have passed and sent to Gov. Asa Hutchinson a bill that would abolish the independent lottery commission and instead place it under Hutchinson's control.

Arkansas House Panel Supports Disbanding Lottery Commission

by Associated Press 2/18/2015 1:26 pm

The House Rules Committee on Wednesday supported a bill that would move responsibility for the lottery's operations from the Lottery Commission to a state agency.

Arkansas Senate Panel Advances Bill to Abolish Lottery Commission

by Lance Turner 2/10/2015 1:14 pm

A proposal to abolish the independent commission running Arkansas' lottery and put the games under a state agency's control is heading to the Senate for a vote.

Arkansas Lottery Marks 12 Percent Increase in Instant Sales

by Associated Press 1/7/2015 9:00 am

The Arkansas Lottery says sales of its instant scratch-off tickets continue to increase.

Beneficiary Ads Fail To Raise Sales for Arkansas Scholarship Lottery

by Sean Beherec 12/15/2014 12:00 am

A $300,000 investment by the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to promote scholarship beneficiaries, including on-field promotions at college football games this fall, appears to have had little impact on sales.

Report Says Arkansas Lottery Hampered by Mistrust

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/5/2014 4:43 pm

Arkansas' lottery offers too many games, pays more to its vendors than comparable states and suffers from mistrust from the public dating back to its launch five years ago, a consultant hired to review the games told lawmakers on Friday.

The Gasoline Price Dividend (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 12/1/2014 12:00 am

The consequence of low prices at the pump is a gasoline dividend, which is being paid to Arkansas motorists and their households every time a tank is filled. In addition to general retail spending and the state sales tax collections that go with it, here are three specific outcomes of the dividend we should be looking for.

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Betting on Graduates

by 10/6/2014 12:00 am

The direct link between college scholarships and gambling was something Arkansas’ first state lottery commissioners weren’t eager to point out, but a new class of commissioners is hoping to remind Arkansans of that link each time they attend a football game.

Four Ways To Reduce College Costs (While Still in High School!)

by Family Features 9/29/2014 12:00 am

College is a significant investment and figuring out how to pay for it can be a major source of concern for parents and students. It’s easy to see why the topic causes stress: Outstanding student loan debt has now reached $1.2 trillion, according to 2013 estimates from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Yet there are ways to help reduce the amount a family or student has to borrow to fund a college education, especially if you start early.