he Florida Lottery announced on Monday its tenth consecutive record-breaking year with an estimated $9.07 billion in annual sales for fiscal year 2020-21. As a result, the Lottery anticipates more than $2.2 billion in contributions to the state's Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).
Florida Lottery Secretary John F. Davis, said: "The Lottery's sole mission is to maximize revenues for the enhancement of public education. This year's contributions to education have exceeded $2 billion for the first time in the Lottery's 33-year history, a feat we are incredibly proud of."
Strong Scratch-Off sales of more than $6.8 billion helped account for the majority of the success this fiscal year, including 52 consecutive weeks where Scratch-Off sales were over $100 million. In January, ticket sales exceeded $239.8 million for the week ending January 17, setting a new industry record for the highest sales week on record of any Lottery in the country. This record-breaking sales week surpassed the previous single-week sales record, also held by Florida, of $230.7 million for the week ending January 10, 2016.
Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $75.6 billion in prizes and created over 3,000 millionaires, the Lottery has also contributed more than $39 billion to education.