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Volume 26 No. 207

Colleges

Sales of the tickets will support college students in Arkansas regardless of which school they attend
Photo: ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY
Sales of the tickets will support college students in Arkansas regardless of which school they attend
Photo: ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY
Sales of the tickets will support college students in Arkansas regardless of which school they attend
Photo: ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery this season will offer new "Razorbacks-themed" $5 scratch-off tickets, according to Jaime Adame of the ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE. Arkansas AD Hunter Yurachek said that the lottery is "paying a $141,000 licensing fee" through a deal that "involves the Razorbacks' multimedia-rights holder Learfield IMG College rather than the university directly." Lottery Dir Bishop Woosley said that by law, sales of the Razorback-themed tickets will "support students regardless of which school they choose to attend ... with no extra scholarship dollars for UA students." The scratch-off tickets have a top prize of $100,000. Woosley said that he "approached the university about the possibility of a Razorbacks-themed ticket, crediting Yurachek" for getting the proposal pushed through. A portion of the money also goes to Learfield IMG College, but the company "does not disclose financial details for sponsorships" (ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE, 8/29).