Answer

93 CENTS OF EVERY LOTTERY DOLLAR GOES BACK TO ATLANTIC CANADA.

Here are the cents and dollars of that breakdown for 2017/18:

36 cents in Profits back to Atlantic Canada.  In 2017-18, we returned $419.2 million in profit to the four Atlantic provinces to fund roads, schools and hospitals.

35 cents to Winners in Atlantic Canada.  In 2017-18, we paid out more than $412.1 million in prizes to winners.

12 cents to Retailers in Atlantic Canada.  Nearly 4,000 Atlantic Canadian businesses earn part of their income from sales of Atlantic Lottery products.

4 cents in Salaries and Benefits.  We employ more than 600 Atlantic Canadians in all four provinces.  They live here, work here and spend their salaries here.

6 cents in Operations in Atlantic Canada.  Our operations contribute 686 jobs and $75 million in economic activity.

3 cents in Operations.  There are times that we need to partner with companies outside of Atlantic Canada depending on the needs and the availability of third parties and the services they provide.

4 cents in Taxes.  Yes, we pay them too.  And we know that a portion of the taxes do go back to Atlantic Canada which means that even more than 93¢ of every lottery dollar stays here.