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BATON ROUGE- Every dollar spent on lottery tickets in Louisiana will benefit students in public schools, according to lottery officials.

"In Louisiana 35 cents of every dollar sold for tickets, including Powerball tickets, is transferred to the state treasury to help fund K-12 public education," said Kelly Spell, Louisiana Lottery spokesperson. "That is the highest percentage of any U.S. lottery jurisdiction,"

That means every time you buy a ticket, you're helping to fund state schools, but that isn't always a motivator for people picking numbers.

"That's a great thing that goes along with it, but it's mostly for the money," said Brittany Titone, who was buying a ticket for the first time.

While other people want to help schools win or lose.

"Every little bit helps so here's my contribution, even if I don't win," said Ramona Alfred. "If I win, even half of this, I would like to donate money to the state of Louisiana schools."

Estimates show you've got a 1 in 32 chance of winning any prize, even if it's not the jackpot.


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