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Georgia Lottery transfers record-breaking $1.097B to education

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ATLANTA, Ga. — The Georgia Lottery has transferred a record-breaking $1,097,567,000 to education for the 2016 fiscal year.

Lottery officials said this is the first time the Georgia Lottery has transferred more than $1 billion in a single fiscal year, and it is the largest educational transfer in the lottery's 23-year history.

"We appreciate the commitment from our dedicated lottery and COAM retailers, players, vendor partners and employees. We are grateful to our board of directors for their leadership and guidance," said Debbie D. Alford, president and CEO of the Georgia Lottery. "We're proud to have reached the extraordinary milestone of raising over $1 billion for HOPE and Pre-K."

Profits surpassed last year's record by more than $117 million.

The Georgia Lottery said the total raised for educational programs in the state is more than $17.6 billion since the lottery's inception in 1993.

"Educational programs funded by the lottery continue to lay the groundwork for Georgia's evolving and growing workforce," Gov. Nathan Deal said. "FY 2016's record-breaking profits will continue to help each child in Georgia attain a quality education from start to finish."

Lottery officials said that all Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia's HOPE scholarship program and Georgia's Pre-K program.

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Thanks to Konane for the tip.

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Posted: July 21, 2016, 6:43 am - IP Logged

<snip> Todd youre up early in the morning posting news stories.   Guess the early bird gets the worm. 

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my name Lil Darryl   you got some Milk

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    That a lot of money. Way to go Georgia! Party

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      That a lot of money. Way to go Georgia! Party

      this is a horror story. hard to believe that residents and players of the georgia lottery lost this much so that they could do this. appears they are not paying out enough money to the players. inconceivable amount of money that they doled out to this cause. they must have the best education system in the country now. the players should picket lottery headquarters and demand better payouts or stop playing here.

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        Posted: July 21, 2016, 8:06 am - IP Logged

        put some respek on ga lottery

         

        They pay well.  Great payouts..

         

        Best in america

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          put some respek on ga lottery

           

          They pay well.  Great payouts..

           

          Best in america

          GA isn't the best lottery America, other lotteries in the USA have had that title  for years.  You are  correct though that they do have some great games with huge payouts.

          Now for the unopened can of worms.  Anyone in Alabama reading about the Georgia lottery???  Many residents no doubt  will drive to FL, GA or TN to get their $390 million Powerball ticket...ha ha!

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            Posted: July 21, 2016, 8:26 am - IP Logged

            Let's find a cure for cancer!

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              Posted: July 21, 2016, 8:44 am - IP Logged

              It's great to see a Lottery that has it's players in mind, rather than seeing the Lottery as their personal Cash Cow.

              I would like to see more States follow Georgia's simple rule of thumb, More winners albeit Lottery/scratch offs, means more money spent. 

              Congratulations on your achievements.!

                                                           

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                Posted: July 21, 2016, 9:32 am - IP Logged

                At least I know I have paid for my 3 granddaughters' pre k with my contributions.  I don't feel bad but it would be a perk when I win a large Jackpot!!  I claim it right now!!!

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                  Posted: July 21, 2016, 11:31 am - IP Logged

                  The Georgia Lottery has transferred a record-breaking $1,097,567,000 to education for the 2016 fiscal year.

                  Lottery officials said this is the first time the Georgia Lottery has transferred more than $1 billion in a single fiscal year, and it is the largest educational transfer in the lottery's 23-year history.

                  "We appreciate the commitment from our dedicated lottery and COAM retailers, players, vendor partners and employees. We are grateful to our board of directors for their leadership and guidance," said Debbie D. Alford, president and CEO of the Georgia Lottery. "We're proud to have reached the extraordinary milestone of raising over $1 billion for HOPE and Pre-K."

                  Profits surpassed last year's record by more than $117 million.

                  The Georgia Lottery said the total raised for educational programs in the state is more than $17.6 billion since the lottery's inception in 1993.

                  "Educational programs funded by the lottery continue to lay the groundwork for Georgia's evolving and growing workforce," Gov. Nathan Deal said. "FY 2016's record-breaking profits will continue to help each child in Georgia attain a quality education from start to finish."

                  Lottery officials said that all Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia's HOPE scholarship program and Georgia's Pre-K program.

                  News story photo(Click to display full-size in gallery)

                  Thanks to Konane for the tip.

                   I like Georgia Lottery President and CEO Debbie D. Alford's middle name. It is probably her maiden last name. The Peach State definitely has a winner of a lottery organization.

                   When the voters of Alabama vote for a lottery then it could affect Georgia's Lottery bottom line.

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                    Posted: July 21, 2016, 2:19 pm - IP Logged

                    They are the best in the USA.I love driving there to play...They give back to the players.Its a thrill seeking drive,beautiful country over the ridge,a subway sandwich at the pilot,sit back scratch off and win...what a day in the Georgia Lottery World.

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                      Posted: July 21, 2016, 3:40 pm - IP Logged

                      Who says poor people don't pay taxes?

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                        Posted: July 21, 2016, 4:06 pm - IP Logged

                        Who says poor people don't pay taxes?

                        Where do poor people get the money to play the lottery?

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                          Posted: July 21, 2016, 4:11 pm - IP Logged

                          Education or liberal indoctrination?  For further proof...Read  some of Kingofearths posts.

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                            Posted: July 21, 2016, 6:23 pm - IP Logged

                            Good Job Georgia Lottery Party

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