The Florida Lottery announced today with its latest transfer to the state’s Education Enhancement Trust Fund that $35 billion has been contributed to date over the past 31 years.
Of that $35 billion, Florida’s public schools have received $11.6 billion, colleges and universities have received $8.4 billion and more than $5.6 billion has funded the Bright Futures Scholarship Program.
“The Florida Lottery continues to prove itself as a dedicated partner to education in Florida,” said Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. “Today’s announcement of $35 billion in total contributions to education means that Florida students from the Panhandle to the Keys will continue to have an opportunity to get a great education in our state.”
For the past 17 consecutive years, the Florida Lottery has contributed more than $1 billion annually to public education.