Over $19 Million in Total Education Contributions for the Week
For the second consecutive week, the Florida Lottery’s contributions to the state’s Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) exceeded $19 million from Scratch-Off sales alone. Total Scratch-Off sales for the week reached $103.23 million, with total sales overall hitting $141.28 million. Additionally, this marks the second consecutive week in Florida Lottery history that Scratch-Off sales exceeded $100 million in a single week.
“The consistent Scratch-Off sales demonstrated by the Florida Lottery over the past two weeks are integral to our mission to generate as much revenue as possible towards public education,” said Secretary Tom Delacenserie. “The Lottery remains committed to providing Florida’s students with the opportunities they need to be successful in school and in life.”
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.