Florida Lottery Celebrates End of Fiscal Year with New Education Milestone

July 8, 2022 | Financial

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (July 7, 2022) – Today, the Florida Lottery (Lottery) announces its 11th consecutive record-breaking year with an estimated $9.32 billion in annual sales for the Fiscal Year 2021-22. As a result, the Lottery anticipates more than $2.3 billion in contributions to the state’s Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF), shattering all previous fiscal year transfer records. This brings the Lottery’s life-to-date education contributions to more than $42 billion over the past 34 years.

“I am incredibly proud of the Lottery’s success last fiscal year, which led to reaching our newest education milestone of $42 billion in contributions to students and schools in Florida,” said Lottery Secretary John F. Davis. “This latest accomplishment comes just five short months after reaching the $41 billion mark, but the Lottery’s mission to enhance education goes far beyond the monthly transfers to the EETF. We believe education is key to changing the trajectory of students’ lives and the Lottery will continue to strive to build brighter futures for all Florida students.”

The benefits of education dollars generated by the Lottery flow from community to community—from the Panhandle to the Keys. Since 1988, the Lottery has established itself as a committed and dependable funding source for public education, contributing more than $1 billion annually for the past 20 consecutive years while remaining one of the most efficiently operated Lotteries in the country.


  • Since 1988, the Florida Lottery has contributed more than $42 billion to education.
  • For the second consecutive fiscal year, the Lottery has generated more than $2 billion for education
  • More than $7.4 billion in Bright Futures scholarships have been awarded to more than 917,000 students in Florida.
  • Florida’s public schools (Pre-K and K-12 programs) have received more than $22.1 billion since the Lottery’s inception.
  • Florida’s state colleges and universities have also benefited, receiving a combined total of more than $11.1 billion since the Lottery’s inception.
  • The Lottery broke all sales records in the fiscal year 2021-22, reaching more than $9.32 billion in sales and surpassing last year’s sales of $9.07 billion by more than $250 million.
  • Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $80.5 billion in prizes and created over 3,500 millionaires.


The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $42 billion to education and sending more than 917,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue back into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers, and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $80.5 billion in prizes and made more than 3,500 people millionaires. For more information, please visit

SOURCE: The Florida Lottery.

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