A Celebration of All Things Lottery and Contributions to Communities
The Florida Lottery, in collaboration with Lotteries across North America, announces the week of July 15th as the inaugural observance of Lottery Week – a celebration of Lotteries across the country in acknowledgement of their collective contributions to education and the communities they serve.
Each day during the week of July 15th, the Florida Lottery is focusing on a different theme to highlight the ways in which it gives back to Florida communities from the Panhandle to the Keys. These daily themes include contributions to education; recognizing dedicated retailers; encouraging responsible gaming practices; and highlighting winners.
Approximately 98 percent of Florida Lottery revenue is reinvested back into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers, and contributions to education. Florida is ranked second among U.S. Lotteries in terms of sales and efficiency, making Florida one of the most successful Lotteries in the country.
National Lottery Week is also an opportunity to highlight important impact the Florida Lottery has on education. Over the years, the Florida Lottery has been dependable funding source for education, contributing more than $35 billion since 1988.
“Our contributions to Florida communities go far beyond the numbers,” said Florida Lottery Secretary Jim Poppell. “Through the Bright Futures Scholarship and enhancements to education, we are able to create opportunities for students all across Florida. We also work to create lasting impacts in Florida communities through food drives, cleanups, mentorship programs and more. The Florida Lottery is proud to celebrate National Lottery Week and the partners, players and retailers across our state that help us give back to Florida communities.”
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $35 billion to education and sending more than 808,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $65 billion in prizes and made more than 2,500 people millionaires. For more information, please visit flalottery.com.