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 11 – 17 as the third annual observance of Lottery Week – a celebration of Lotteries across the country in acknowledgement of their collective contributions to education and the communities they serve.
“Florida is proud to join our Lottery industry colleagues to celebrate this week focused on all things Lottery and the partners, players, and retailers across Florida that help us give back to communities throughout our state,” said Florida Lottery Secretary John F. Davis. “While our primary mission is focused on generating funds to enhance education in Florida, our Lottery efforts reach far beyond the classroom. We serve as a proud partner to support local causes, we sponsor statewide organizations and college sporting events, we team up with responsible gaming groups to educate players and retailers about safe, responsible Lottery play, and of course, we provide a fun and exciting source of entertainment for Floridians.”
“The Florida Lottery continues to go above and beyond in their mission to generate additional funding to enhance education in our great state,” said Division of Public Schools Chancellor Jacob Oliva. “I applaud the Lottery’s commitment to this effort and look forward to the added benefits the Lottery will contribute to Florida’s students and schools in the future.”
Each day during this week, 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, highlighting winners, encouraging responsible gaming practices, and bringing awareness to the economic impact the Lottery has on Florida.
Approximately 99 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. Only one percent is used for Lottery operations, making Florida one of the most efficient Lotteries in the country.
National Lottery Week is also an opportunity to highlight important impacts the Florida Lottery has on education. Over the years, the Florida Lottery has proven itself to be a dependable funding source for students and schools, contributing more than $39 billion since 1988.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $39 billion to enhance education and sending more than 880,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue back into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Lottery retailers, and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $75.6 billion in prizes and made more than 3,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.