Public Accountability Report Public Accountability Report

Department of Lottery
(Appropriated Spending in Thousands)
  FY 2018 FY 2017
Reporting Programs Expenditures Headcount Expenditures Headcount
Lottery $ 789,474.5 149.0 $ 601,266.8 150.0
Totals $ 789,474.5 149.0 $ 601,266.8 150.0

Totals may not add due to rounding.

Agency Narrative
The Illinois Lottery is charged with raising funds in a socially responsible manner for various good causes, including the Common School Fund (CSF), the Capital Projects Fund (CPF), and various funds supported by Lottery specialty instant games (e.g., Veterans Cash, Ticket for the Cure, etc.). In fiscal year 2018, the Lottery continued operating with a private manager per the Illinois Lottery Law, under which several day-to-day operations are carried out. The Lottery works with the private manager to ensure operations are conducted in a socially responsible manner and provides input into key operational areas, including marketing and promotions. Lottery drawings and prize payments are administered exclusively through Department of Lottery personnel to ensure continuity and integrity. There are approximately 7,648 businesses that sell Lottery products in Illinois. Through fiscal year 2018, the Lottery had raised nearly $21.6 billion for the CSF, nearly $432.3 million for the CPF, and just over $47.1 million for specialty instant-game causes.