Alaskans get $1,174 checks from state's oil wealth - Article Photos 1/3

In this photo taken Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, an auto dealership in Anchorage, Alaska, advertises PFD, or Permanent Fund Dividend, sales. Most every Alaskan will receive a check from the state's $40.1 billion dollar savings account. Gov. Sean Parnell is expected to announce the amount of this year's check on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. Last year's amount was $1,281. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)