In July, Georgia Lottery Corp. officials announced its fiscal year returns to education with record-breaking results. Fiscal year 2014 transfers to the state treasury’s Lottery for
Education Account will amount to more than $945 million, surpassing last year’s record transfer by more than $17.6 million.
This brings the total raised for education in the state of Georgia to more than $15.5 billion since the lottery’s inception in 1993.
All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia’s Pre-K Program. More than 1.6 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.3 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary pre-kindergarten program.