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Texas Lottery contributions to veterans's assistance top $100 million

“Generating more than $100 million for Texas veterans and their families is a major milestone that we are thrilled to celebrate,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery. “In addition to generating more than $22 billion for public education in Texas, support for our veterans is at the core of the Texas Lottery’s mission. We will continue to work and collaborate with the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) to provide support for veterans in our state.”

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THE LOTTERY AT 30: Doubted by some in the beginning, Hoosier Lottery stands the test of time

Through fiscal year 2019, the Hoosier Lottery had transferred more than $6 billion to the state of Indiana, including contributions of $887.6 million to the Teachers’ Retirement Fund, $699.7 million to local police and firefighters’ pension funds and $4.4 billion to the Build Indiana Fund. Sarah M. Taylor, executive director of the Hoosier Lottery, said in a news release that the lottery’s impact on Indiana over the last 30 years has been significant. “We are so proud of the revenue we’ve generated for the state, and that our revenue is being used to support the pension plans for our retired teachers, police officers and firefighters,” Taylor said. 

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The Mississippi Lottery Corporation announces April transfer to state

“We are pleased to be able continue to raise funds to benefit Mississippi’s roads, bridges and education,” said MLC President Tom Shaheen. “Yesterday, the Mississippi Department of Transportation announced the awarding of initial paving contracts using lottery dollars. It is exciting to play a part in these developments that will benefit Mississippians!”

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The New York State Gaming Commission today announced yet another monumental year marked by a record-breaking Aid To Education contribution totaling $3.37 Billion

“New York’s Lottery and Video Lottery Gaming operations continue to lead the industry in contributions made in support of New York schools,” said Commission Acting Executive Director Ronald Ochrym. “We are pleased to be able to maintain funding for education while incorporating best practices to promote responsible gaming in the state.”

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The South Carolina Education lottery enjoyed its best year ever setting records for prizes paid and money for education

“Each and every one of our players, retailers and staff played a critical role in helping us achieve such an outstanding year,” the Lottery’s Executive Director Hogan Brown said. “We remain committed to operating our Lottery in the most efficient manner possible to provide more funds to improve education in South Carolina while continuing to market our products in a socially responsible manner.”

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Treasurer Pushes for Online Lottery as Sales Plummet in Massachusetts

“This pandemic has dramatically exposed the limitations and vulnerabilities of the lottery’s all-cash, in-person business model," Treasurer Deborah Goldberg said. “All of our daily patterns of life have changed, if a consumer would normally go into a store twice a day to purchase products, that’s not the case anymore," said Michael Sweeney, executive director of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission. Goldberg is urging lawmakers to move forward with legislation to modernize the state’s lottery system and go online. “The ability to process cashless payments and to sell our products online would have undoubtedly helped to mitigate our losses," Goldberg said.

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Washington's Lottery celebrates contributions to communities during second-annual lottery week, July 13-17

“Lottery Week provides us a platform to shine a light on our beneficiaries and the contributions made to them, which is the whole reason Washington’s Lottery exists,” said Marcus Glasper, director of Washington’s Lottery. “Each lottery ticket purchased generates funds that support our communities. Our team works hard to make Lottery fun for our players, and beneficial for our citizens.”

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