Since the Florida Lottery’s establishment in 1988, we have given players the
opportunity to transform their lives, and we have been steadfast in pursuit of
enhancing education statewide, year after year.
Over the past 31 years, the Florida Lottery has remained committed to furthering
public education in Florida. Throughout that time, we have contributed more than
$35 billion to public schools, universities and colleges, and directly to students
through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program.
The Bright Futures Scholarship Program, which is primarily funded by the Florida
Lottery, was created in 1997 by the Florida Legislature to assist students in pursuing
educational career goals. Since the program’s inception, we have contributed more
than $6.2 billion to send over 840,000 students to college.
The Florida Lottery is proud to be a dedicated and dependable funding source for
public education by contributing over $1 billion annually for the past 17 consecutive
years, while remaining one of the most efficient lotteries in the country.
We thank you for helping us reach these incredible milestones, as a portion of every
ticket purchased goes towards education. We hope that the benefits of our
contributions continue to be felt in communities across the entire state.