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Georgia Lottery has raised more than $25 billion for education

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The Georgia Lottery Corp. has marked a significant milestone, raising more than $25 billion for Georgia education since it began in 1993, providing for early learning through Pre-K programs as well as higher education through the Hope Scholarship.

“Almost thirty years since its inception, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has had a massive impact on a generation of Georgians,” said Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in a news release. “Students have been set on the path to lifelong learning through Pre-K programs and have been afforded the opportunity to advance their careers through higher education. This $25 billion has helped Georgia maintain a highly-qualified workforce and experience tremendous growth, and I look forward to continuing to see young Georgians lives transformed by these dollars.”

Georgia Lottery President and CEO Gretchen Corbin said the funds have made a significant impact for students, families, communities and the economy.

“We remain committed to our mission to maximize revenues for HOPE and Pre-K, and will continue working diligently each day to ensure that Georgia’s students attain a quality education from start to finish with these important programs,” said Corbin in a news release.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $25.3 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 Pre-K Program. More than 2 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.6 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

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  1. Wonder how many are homeless who were lured into “Hope” of a big payday spending those hard earned bucks. When the lottery passed in Texas is wasn’t long before children were coming to school barefoot for dad was shooting for that big day.. Just saying.

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