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HOPE lottery money for education lost to winnings

7:09 AM, Mar 5, 2011   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- The HOPE Scholarship program is running short and the money that comes from lottery sales can't support it any longer without changes.

As lawmakers look to make changes to the HOPE program, 11Alive's Center for Investigative Action looked for ways to find extra money.

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We discovered as lottery prize pay outs went up, pay outs to education as a percentage went down. 

So is changing the prize structure the answer? We asked Doug Collins, who is sponsoring a bill to change HOPE, for his response.  

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