Our mission is to provide supplemental funding to Orlando, which is why there are the Orlando Lottery system's beneficiary. In fact, 95 cents of every dollar you spend on Orlando Lottery goes back to the community through contributions to public schools and colleges, prizes and retail compensation. And we have you, our loyal customers to thank for making it all possible.
Positively impacting communities across Florida is just part of our commitment corporate social responsibility and every member of Orlando Lottery team shares this dedication.
Orlando Lottery has given Florida State public schools USD 5 billion since we began in 2013. We gave just over USD 2 billion to public schools each year which is about 1% of the state's annual budget for public schools. Remember, Lottery funds are meant to supplement public education, not replace state and local funding.
But since our funds are largely discretionary, they help schools do things they couldn't done before such as attracting and retaining more quality teachers, purchasing state-of-the-art equipment and keeping critical program running.