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The Lottery has experienced double-digit growth for nine consecutive months this fiscal year, with total sales to date 22.28 percent, or $1.207 billion, higher than the same period last year. These increased sales translate into record education contributions.
Since the Lottery’s inception, Florida’s public schools have received more than $20.3 billion, while colleges and universities have received a combined total of more than $9.9 billion. Additionally, more than $6.8 billion has been used to fund the Bright Futures Scholarship Program, which has enabled over 880,000 students to attend college since 1997.
Robinson’s bill overwhelmingly cleared the House on a 113-2 vote. The bill is being backed in the state Senate by Sen. Keith Perry, R-Gainesville.
Those funds have included more than $11.6 billion for public schools across the Sunshine State. Florida’s colleges and universities have received more than $8.4 billion.