TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CBS12) — The Florida Lottery announced its latest transfer of money has brought its overall contributions to education to more than $41 billion.
The lottery pays the state’s Educational Enhancement Trust Fund.
The amount of $41 billion is over the past 34 years since the state lottery began in 1998.
“Our latest milestone of $41 billion in contributions to education comes just five months after the Lottery reached its $40 billion milestone, which is truly incredible,” Florida Lottery Secretary John F. Davis said.
The lottery reports that so far in fiscal year 2021-22, it has averaged more than $5.9 million a day in contributions to education.
The money goes to Florida’s public schools, as well as colleges and universities, and the Bright Futures Scholarship Program.