Teachers, Textbooks, & Tickets: How The Lottery Supports Education

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Lottery & Education
State Lotteries across the country contribute billions of dollars to educational initiatives, benefiting hardworking educators who inspire and shape our children every day. These funds support the community by significantly enhancing educational infrastructure and fostering broad, transformative impacts on their outcomes.

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California has generated $43.8 Billion for education through the Lottery since 1985

Extensive Funding

Since its inception in 1985, the California Lottery has contributed over $43.8 billion to public education.

Record Contributions

Between 2021-2022, a record $2.07 billion was raised for education, marking a significant milestone.

Widespread Impact

These funds supplement public education budgets, helping to attract quality teachers, buy state-of-the-art equipment, and maintain essential programs from K-12 to higher education.


Texas has generated $32.8 Billion for education through the Lottery since 1997

Extensive Funding

Since 1997, the Texas Lottery has contributed $32.8 billion to the Foundation School Fund, which supports public education in Texas.

Veterans’ Support

Since 2009, the Texas Lottery has also contributed over $237 million to the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance.

Ongoing Contributions

In 2023 alone, $2.131 billion was directed to education and $29.7 million to veterans’ programs, demonstrating a strong commitment to supporting these crucial areas.


Arizona has generated $37.8 Million for education through the University Bond Fund

Dual Enrollment Support

Arizona dedicates $325,000 to facilitate dual enrollment for Native American high school students in the state by allowing students to take college courses without tuition fees. 

University Bond Fund

$37.8 million was allocated to the University Bond Fund, enhancing infrastructure and capital improvements at state universities.

Overall Impact

The combination of these initiatives supports substantial educational access and infrastructure development, demonstrating the state’s commitment to enhancing educational opportunities.


Delaware has generated over $6 Billion for education through the Lottery since 1975

General Fund Support

The Delaware Lottery contributes its profits to the state’s General Fund, which in turn finances a wide array of state services including public and higher education.

Significant Contributions

Since 1975, the Delaware Lottery has transferred $6 billion to the General Fund to put towards support for vital educational services along with other state needs.


Connecticut has generated over $11 Billion for education since 1972

General Fund Allocation

A significant portion of Connecticut Lottery profits, including $105,882,165 in 2023, is directed towards education, museums, and libraries as part of the state’s General Fund.

Widespread Impact

These funds support various educational services, contributing to the state’s commitment to enhancing public and higher education across Connecticut.


Montana contributes $2 Million a year towards education from Lottery games.

Early Contributions

Initially, Montana Lottery revenue supported the Teachers’ Retirement Fund until 1989, showing early dedication to educational funding.

Current Allocations

$22.7 million of lottery revenue has been contributed to the state general fund, which supports various public services, including state education.

Specific Educational Support

$2 million is directly allocated to Montana’s STEM/Healthcare Scholarship Program, aiding students in STEM and healthcare fields at Montana University System campuses.


Oregon has generated $9 Billion for education through the Lottery since 1995

Broad Support

Each year, 53% of Oregon Lottery profits are allocated to school districts for school projects and infrastructure, as well as higher education scholarships and athletics.

Significant Impact

Since 1995, the Oregon Lottery has contributed over $9 billion to public education, supporting everything from kindergarten to public universities.

Scholarship Funding

The lottery also significantly funds academic scholarships, helping thousands of students pursue higher education within the state.


Ohio has generated $31 Billion for education through the Lottery since 1974

Educational Support

The Ohio Lottery dedicates 100% of its profits to funding K-12, vocational, and special education programs, significantly impacting educational opportunities statewide.

Substantial Contributions

Since its inception in 1974, the Ohio Lottery has infused over $31 billion into Ohio’s educational programs, demonstrating a long-standing commitment to supporting the state’s educational infrastructure.