LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) continues to recover more unpaid child support from prize winners.

In a news release issued Monday, the ASL provided updated details on its efforts to check with the Arkansas Office of Child Support Enforcement to ensure that any winning players do not owe child support before they receive lottery prizes.

In March 2016, the most recent month available, ASL reports show nearly $50,000 was collected in unpaid child support payments.

“We want Lottery players to win, but not at the expense of their children and families,” Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Director Bishop Woosley said in the release. “So we are glad the Lottery is able to serve as a conduit for these families to receive their unpaid and overdue financial support.”

Since Lottery sales started in Arkansas in 2009, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has provided more than $573 million for in-state college scholarships to Arkansas students, while players have won nearly $2 billion in prizes — and Lottery retailers have earned more than $162 million in commissions.