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.