The Arkansas Lottery Commission has approved a budget for fiscal 2011 that includes $478.5 million in ticket sales, which would provide $116.4 million for college scholarships.

Lottery sales, which began Oct. 28, have totaled $227.4 million through the end of February. The sales to date would provide $47.6 million to the scholarship fund for students attending four- and two-year schools in the state.

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