The Mecca Institute for Islamic Culture is an elite educational institution, located in the capital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
It is known for its lectures and classes, which are attended by over 10,000 people each year.
But what sets it apart from other schools in the region is the amount of money it raises each year through a lottery.
The Mecca institute is the largest private school in the kingdom, and according to its website, it aims to “help the world achieve the highest quality education.”
Last year, it raised over $2 million through the lottery.
However, according to a recent report by the Saudi Press Agency, it is “still receiving funding from the government for the majority of its operating expenses.”
That means that for every dollar donated to the Mecca institute, the government is spending another $5.50.
While the institute claims to be raising more money than it spends, the exact number is hard to nail down.
In its annual report for 2016, the Mecca university claims it had $6.5 million in cash on hand and was spending $2.5 billion on salaries and expenses, and the average tuition fee at the institution was $9,000.
But the exact amount of cash the institute actually has is difficult to determine.
The Saudi Press reported that the institute “has not yet disclosed the amount” of the money it received, but in its latest annual report, the institute stated that it had raised over 50 million dirhams, or around $1.4 million, which it claimed is “the highest amount received by an Islamic institution since it was established in the year 2000.”
But the Institute of Religious Studies, an official institution of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, does not publish the amount that the Saudi government actually spends on salaries, or the number of students enrolled in the institute.
In a statement to MTV News, the Saudi Ministry of Education said it was unable to provide an estimate of the institute’s budget, or of the number enrolled in its educational system.
“The Saudi government does not receive any government funds from the lottery,” the ministry said.
“There is no transparency in the lottery process and there are no guarantees that the funds are spent on education.
Therefore, we are unable to comment on the lottery figures.”
A spokesperson for the Saudi National Lottery told MTV News that they do not publish information about their lottery.
“We are not able to provide any details on how the lottery is being spent,” he said.
While some lottery officials say that there is a lot of speculation around the lottery, other lottery officials, such as one of the lottery’s directors, claim that the money raised from the winnings is going to fund scholarships for students in Saudi Arabia’s education system.
According to one official, in 2017 alone, the lottery raised $30 million for Saudi Arabia to help educate its students.
A spokesperson with the lottery told MTV that “we have always said that the lottery would continue as long as the Saudi people need it.”
However, the director of the Mecca University told MTV, “The money is going into scholarships for our students.”
According to a report in the Saudi Gazette, the ministry of education said in 2018 that the number had reached 1,972,000 students, and that they had raised a total of $2,937,000 for scholarships.
The spokesperson for Education and Higher Education Minister Abdulrahman al-Saud told the newspaper that the total amount of scholarships awarded was “not public knowledge.”
The Saudi government is not the only country to offer scholarships to students.
In January, the United Arab Emirates offered a $100,000 scholarship to a student who finished the course at a Mecca university.
The UAE said the student was the first to finish the course, and it would “be the first one to achieve his degree.”