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Georgia Lottery reaches $9 billion mark for education

Sunday, April 15, 2007

ATLANTA – The Georgia Lottery Corporation announced today the largest quarterly sales and transfer to education in Georgia Lottery history. The Georgia Lottery's third quarter transfer to the Lottery for Education Account brings the total raised for educational programs in the state of Georgia to more than $9 BILLION since the lottery's inception in 1993.

"We are marking a significant milestone for Georgia's students and families with the transfer of our $9 billionth dollar to education," said Georgia Lottery President and CEO Margaret DeFrancisco. "Earlier this year we recognized the 1 millionth HOPE recipient, and today's announcement is yet another achievement that all Georgians can celebrate."

Georgia Lottery proceeds to education for the third quarter of fiscal year 2007 reached a record $242,922,000.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $9 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs including Georgia's HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia's Prekindergarten Program. More than 1 million students have received HOPE, and more than 790,000 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

 

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