Tuesday, the interim Lottery Commission Director told lawmakers to expect $5 million less for scholarships next year.
Julie Baldridge says, overall, lottery sales are higher than last year.
But as lawmakers consider how much money will be available for scholarships, she says she wanted to be overly conservative in her predictions.
She says she can definitely promise $89 million, $5 million than the $94 million generated this year.
Lawmakers could consider to change scholarship amounts during a fiscal session that starts in February but it would take a 2/3 majority to do it.