Meet Karl Gapuz, a fourth-grade teacher at Van Asselt Elementary School on Seattle’s Beacon Hill.
Gapuz loves teaching and mentoring children, and he's always stressing the importance of getting a good education and going to college—especially since he was one of the first in his family to go, thanks to a scholarship he signed up for in the seventh grade.
The College Bound Scholarship provides financial aid to low-income students who might not have considered college an opportunity because of the cost. This scholarship covers tuition, some fees, and a small book allowance.
With this support, Gapuz graduated with his degree and teaching certificate from the University of Washington in 2016. He is especially thankful to an unlikely source—Washington’s Lottery.
Last year, Washington’s Lottery put $127 million toward education, like The College Bound Scholarship. When you buy a Lottery ticket, your dollars help people like Gapuz, and many others like him, achieve their dreams.
It's a Domino effect: when you play Washington's Lottery, all of Washington wins!