TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery today announced a new milestone of $28 billion in transfers to the state’s Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) since opening its doors in 1988. In fiscal year 2013-14, the Lottery achieved record sales resulting in the transfer of $1.49 billion to Florida’s students and schools. The Lottery is currently on pace to have another record-breaking year, which means another record level of transfers to education.
Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell was joined by Florida State Representative Alan Williams to make the announcement and present a ceremonial check representing the $28 billion generated from Lottery ticket sales for education.
Governor Scott said, “Today’s announcement that the Florida Lottery has reached $28 billion in transfers to education is great news for Florida students. We know a great job begins with a great education, and we are working to ensure that every student has access to the tools they need to succeed in their college and future career. I applaud the Lottery for their commitment to investing in our students so they can become the leaders of tomorrow.”