County Lottery Proceeds
(Fiscal Years 1994-2014)
HOPE Scholarship & Grant Recipients
HOPE Scholarship Program
Prizes Paid to Players
Capital Outlay/Technology Grants*
*Capital Outlay/Technology Grants program received appropriations through fiscal year 2003
EDUCATION: The Georgia Lottery transferred $945.1 million to the Lottery for Education Account in fiscal year 2014. This accounted for 25.2% of lottery revenues and was the highest dollar amount raised for education in the Georgia Lottery's history.
PRIZES: The Georgia Lottery returned 64.5% of lottery revenue back to players in the form of prizes in fiscal year 2014. Higher prize payouts have proven to be an effective method of raising overall dollars for beneficiaries (see question 2 to the left and resources listed below).
RETAILER COMMISSIONS: More than 8,400 retailers throughout the state, including convenience stores, gas stations, supermarkets and restaurants, earn commissions for selling Georgia Lottery tickets.
Direct operating expenses of the Georgia Lottery Corporation accounted for 0.91% of lottery revenues in fiscal year 2014. Major gaming vendors (GTECH Corporation & Scientific Games International) receive a percentage of sales for their services. Altogether, Georgia Lottery gaming & operating expenses made up 4.0% in fiscal year 2014.