The Florida Lottery has generated more than $27 billion for education for Florida’s students and schools since the first ticket was sold in 1988. This past fiscal year, the state’s self-supporting, revenue-producing Lottery department achieved the highest sales record in its history and more importantly, contributed $1.49 billion to education, the most money to education ever in a single year.
The Florida Lottery’s commitment to generating revenue for education remains at the forefront of all decisions made by the organization. The Lottery’s employees, retailers and vendors execute all operations, from daily drawings to paying prizes, with the highest degree of attention paid to the security and integrity of the games. The Florida Lottery established its reputation early on and has never wavered in its commitment to providing players with the best, most-entertaining games available while also providing Florida businesses and education with additional revenue streams. These practices make up the pillars of the Florida Lottery, which are Flamingo Pride, Driving Excitement, Optimistic Moments, Funding Tomorrow and Integrity Above All.
In the coming year, the Florida Lottery will continue working to uphold its standing as an industry leader by finding new ways to engage players and communities across the state. The Florida Lottery will continue its commitment to Florida’s students and schools. From the first day of pre-kindergarten to the day a student crosses the stage at college graduation, students across our state are able to make their dreams come true by acquiring a quality education. At the Florida Lottery, we are proud to play our part in helping to make those dreams come true. And finally, the Lottery will continue to monitor its operating expenses, a practice that has resulted in the Lottery maximizing profits while having one of the lowest expense rates among domestic lotteries, while serving the people of Florida who created it for the benefit of the entire state.
The Florida Lottery – Supporting education for 26 years