The State Controller’s Office (SCO) distributes Lottery apportionment quarterly. The restricted (Proposition 20) funding is apportioned when sufficient Lottery revenue is received to achieve the threshold, typically in the second, third, and fourth quarter apportionments. The first quarter apportionment includes prior-year adjustments due to the recalculation of 2017–18 and 2018–19 Lottery apportionments based on actual FTES.

To view details on apportionment, adjustments, and net amount paid per remittance advice to counties and districts, please visit the SCO Lottery Educational Apportionments webpage.

The California State Lottery Commission is projecting total sales of $7.120 billion for 2020–21 and estimates that this level of sales will result in $1.5 billion for education. Based on these projections, the Chancellor’s Office estimates that the lottery will provide $199 per FTES ($150 per FTES in unrestricted lottery revenues and $49 per FTES in Proposition 20 revenues) for 2020–21.

As of June 26, 2020, the total amount apportioned through the third quarter is $124.86 per FTES in unrestricted revenues and $22.65 per FTES in Proposition 20 revenues. The Chancellor’s office recommends accruals for the fourth quarter to be $24.33 per FTES for the unrestricted lottery apportionment and $25.76 per FTES for the Proposition 20 apportionment.

The SCO has distributed the 2019-20 second quarter Lottery apportionment on March 30, 2020.  Community colleges should receive $48.58 per FTES for the unrestricted Lottery apportionment.  A total of $112,536,495 has been apportioned to community colleges for the first and second quarters.  No funds were certified for the Proposition 20 lottery apportionment this quarter.

The State Controller’s Office (SCO) distributed the 2019–20 first quarter Lottery apportionment on December 30, 2019. Community colleges should receive $50.19 per full-time equivalent student (FTES) for the unrestricted Lottery apportionment.

The California State Lottery Commission (CSLC) is projecting sales of $7.295 billion for fiscal year 2019-20.  This level of sales would result in revenues of $1.6 billion for education.  Based on these projections, we estimate in 2019-20 that CSLC will provide $207 per FTES ($153 in unrestricted lottery revenues and $54 per FTES in Proposition 20 lottery revenues).