The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $33 billion to education and sending more than 775,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Fund. The Florida Lottery reinvests 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to retailers and contributions to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $56.3 billion in prizes and made more than 2,000 people millionaires.
Today's students will become tomorrow's leaders, and the Florida Lottery is dedicated to continuing to make Florida one of the best and brightest states in the nation. Click HERE to share your Bright Futures story with us!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What does the Florida Lottery do with the money from ticket sales?
A: Proceeds from every dollar spent on Florida Lottery tickets help provide educational funding for Florida's school children. Whether it's Bright Futures scholarships, better books, technology for schools, or bonds for school construction, the proceeds from Florida Lottery ticket sales are transferred to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) and appropriated by the Florida Legislature.
We recognize that the Lottery has an important obligation to keep players informed about contributions to the state's public education system. To this end, we openly produce and publicize reports and information each year to highlight our transfers to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF), our operations and financial position. Located on our website, the Florida Lottery's most recent Annual Report is currently available under the ABOUT US tab in the REPORTS section, as well as additional detailed information located under the EDUCATION tab. The information contained in these tabs includes transfer amounts to the EETF, county-by-county break downs of Lottery funds and where they are going, in addition to a variety of other financial and operational details.
Q: How can I find more information about the Bright Futures Scholarships?
A: For more information on Bright Futures scholarships, please visit the Department of Education's website, or call the Florida Department of Education's Office of Student Financial Assistance toll-free at 1-888-827-2004.