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Tennessee Lottery Celebrates 15 Years, Best Quarterly Return to Education Since Launch

“What an incredible 15 years!” said Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation. “This record transfer to education couldn’t have been possible without the help of so many. From the enthusiasm of our players and hard work of our retailers to guidance from our Board of Directors and the dedication and talent of our Lottery employees, this success is a true team effort.”  Watch a news clip from WKRN.com 

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Tennessee lottery funds education scholarships, keeping students in the state

“We get a lot of money from the lottery,” said Emily House, Deputy Executive Director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation in Nashville.  “Since the inception of the lottery scholarship program in 2004, we have done over $5 billion in scholarship aid,” House said. The concept started in Georgia in the 1990s with the HOPE Scholarship program. Now, Tennessee is one of more than 30 states that dedicates some amount of lottery profits to education.

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Tennessee Lottery's 3rd Quarter Proceeds for Education 3rd Highest Ever

Total Funding for Education at More Than $4.96 Billion  “These stellar results are great news for education in Tennessee,” said Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Lottery. “The Lottery continues to achieve its goal of maximizing dollars to fund valuable education programs, which has resulted in more than 1.3 million scholarships and grants awarded since we began.”

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Texas Lottery contributions to veterans's assistance top $100 million

“Generating more than $100 million for Texas veterans and their families is a major milestone that we are thrilled to celebrate,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery. “In addition to generating more than $22 billion for public education in Texas, support for our veterans is at the core of the Texas Lottery’s mission. We will continue to work and collaborate with the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) to provide support for veterans in our state.”

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The Florida Lottery announces More Than $40 Billion Generated in 33 Years in Contributions to Education

"This is a tremendous accomplishment in our mission to enhance education in Florida," said Florida Lottery Secretary John F. Davis. "I fully believe that a solid education is the foundation to a successful life and the work we do every day at the Lottery provides vital support for all students - from the first day of kindergarten to college graduation. We remain steadfast in our focus to provide Floridians the best Lottery games available so that we can continue to create lasting educational opportunities for students to pursue their dreams of a brighter future."

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THE LOTTERY AT 30: Doubted by some in the beginning, Hoosier Lottery stands the test of time

Through fiscal year 2019, the Hoosier Lottery had transferred more than $6 billion to the state of Indiana, including contributions of $887.6 million to the Teachers’ Retirement Fund, $699.7 million to local police and firefighters’ pension funds and $4.4 billion to the Build Indiana Fund. Sarah M. Taylor, executive director of the Hoosier Lottery, said in a news release that the lottery’s impact on Indiana over the last 30 years has been significant. “We are so proud of the revenue we’ve generated for the state, and that our revenue is being used to support the pension plans for our retired teachers, police officers and firefighters,” Taylor said. 

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The Mississippi Lottery Corporation announces April transfer to state

“We are pleased to be able continue to raise funds to benefit Mississippi’s roads, bridges and education,” said MLC President Tom Shaheen. “Yesterday, the Mississippi Department of Transportation announced the awarding of initial paving contracts using lottery dollars. It is exciting to play a part in these developments that will benefit Mississippians!”

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The New York State Gaming Commission today announced yet another monumental year marked by a record-breaking Aid To Education contribution totaling $3.37 Billion

“New York’s Lottery and Video Lottery Gaming operations continue to lead the industry in contributions made in support of New York schools,” said Commission Acting Executive Director Ronald Ochrym. “We are pleased to be able to maintain funding for education while incorporating best practices to promote responsible gaming in the state.”

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The South Carolina Education lottery enjoyed its best year ever setting records for prizes paid and money for education

“Each and every one of our players, retailers and staff played a critical role in helping us achieve such an outstanding year,” the Lottery’s Executive Director Hogan Brown said. “We remain committed to operating our Lottery in the most efficient manner possible to provide more funds to improve education in South Carolina while continuing to market our products in a socially responsible manner.”

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