TEXAS LOTTERY SMASHES ALL-TIME SALES RECORDS WITH NEW $6.25 BILLION MARK IN FY 2019

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“The Texas Lottery is very pleased to report it has achieved its top-selling year of all-time,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery. “We are even more thrilled to announce the Texas Lottery once again generated record revenue for Texas education and veterans during the last fiscal year. With the latest figures included, the Texas Lottery has seen sales growth of more than $1.8 billion – or more than 42 percent – over the last five years, making it one of the most successful in the nation over that time span. These accomplishments are due to the great dedication, attention to detail and hard work of our employees, retailers and vendor partners.”

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TEXAS LOTTERY SMASHES ALL-TIME SALES RECORDS WITH NEW $6.25 BILLION MARK IN FY 2019

New records established for scratch ticket and draw games sales; Record revenue transferred to Texas public schools and Texas veterans (AUSTIN)

– Innovative approaches to scratch tickets, new features for draw games and growing anticipation over large national jackpots led the Texas Lottery to achieve $6.25 billion in sales during its ninth-consecutive record-breaking year – resulting in a record total contribution of $1.637 billion for Texas education and veterans. The lottery’s new record sales total, a $625 million increase (11.1%) over FY 2018, was driven by a pair of independent records, as the Texas Lottery achieved its highest scratch ticket and draw game sales’ totals in its 27-year history.

“The Texas Lottery is very pleased to report it has achieved its top-selling year of all-time,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery. “We are even more thrilled to announce the Texas Lottery once again generated record revenue for Texas education and veterans during the last fiscal year. With the latest figures included, the Texas Lottery has seen sales growth of more than $1.8 billion – or more than 42 percent – over the last five years, making it one of the most successful in the nation over that time span. These accomplishments are due to the great dedication, attention to detail and hard work of our employees, retailers and vendor partners.”

This year’s revenue transfer included $1.617 billion to the Foundation School Fund, equaling more than 7% of the state’s budgeted share of public education spending for FY 2019, and $19.4 million to the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance, the Texas Lottery’s largest contributions to Texas education and Texas veterans. The Texas Lottery has now contributed more than $24 billion to Texas public education and more than $120 million to Texas veterans since the dedication of such funds by the Texas Legislature.

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