Montana Lottery’s impact on the Big Sky State

Many of us have tried our luck with a lotto ticket, but it’s safe to say, the grand majority of us don’t win.

But did you know the money from the Montana Lottery plays a big role in our local economics across the state?

The Montana State Lottery money is disbursed in two different ways.

The first is a new program for students to receive scholarships for stem related studies.

The second is disbursed into the state’s general fund.

The Montana State Lottery has raked in 270 million dollars for the state of Montana since 1987, but when it comes to exactly where the money ends up, things get a little more complicated.