JUNEAU, Alaska – The numbers are in for the 2019 Alaska Permanent Fund Education Raffle. The program, in its first year, raised a grand total of $976,400, with 85 percent of the proceeds directly benefiting the state’s K-12 public education system.
The education raffle was created last year by Senator Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks, in House Bill 213. The program allows Alaskans to voluntarily contribute a portion of their PFD to support education and possibly win a cash prize when they submit their annual application for the Permanent Fund dividend.
“I am thrilled so many Alaskans participated in this fun, new way to support education,” said Sen. Bishop. “It’s a win-win for all Alaskans who will benefit from the larger investment in public education.”