The Florida Lottery today announced a new single week record of $19.44 million in contributions to the state’s Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) from record Scratch-Off sales. This record $19.44 million in Scratch-Off contributions comprises more than 57% of the Lottery’s total $34 million in education contributions for the week.
“Strong Scratch-Off sales like the ones the Florida Lottery demonstrated this past week are critical to our mission to maximize revenue for education,” said Secretary Tom Delacenserie. “Thanks to the revenue generated by Scratch-Off sales, the Lottery is able to provide more opportunities for Florida’s students to receive the best possible education.”
Over the past 29 years, the Florida Lottery has established itself as a dependable funding source for public education. For 15 consecutive years the Lottery has transferred more than $1 billion to education, while remaining one of the most efficient lotteries in the nation. Additionally, the Lottery has contributed more than $5 billion to the Bright Futures Scholarship Program to send over 750,000 students to college.
Florida Lottery contributions represent approximately six percent of the state’s total education budget. Lottery funds are appropriated by the Florida Legislature and are administered by the Florida Department of Education.