Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation First Quarter Proceeds bring total raised for Education to more than $5.16 Billion

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“We’re proud of these results,” said Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Lottery. “The Lottery remains committed to the business strategies that have helped dreams become reality for so many.”

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October 21, 2019 

LOTTERY’S FIRST QUARTER PROCEEDS BRING TOTAL RAISED FOR EDUCATION TO MORE THAN $5.16 BILLION

NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation announced today its first-quarter (July 1 through Sept. 30, 2019) transfer to education of $96.8 million, bringing the total raised since inception to more than $5.16 billion since the Lottery began Jan. 20, 2004.

“We’re proud of these results,” said Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Lottery. “The Lottery remains committed to the business strategies that have helped dreams become reality for so many.”

Additional highlights from the first quarter include a record for first quarter instant game sales of $351.6 million. The quarter also saw all-time record sales of $37.1 million for Tennessee-only drawing-style games.

Nearly 150,000 students benefited from Lottery-funded programs during the past academic year, and nearly 1.5 million scholarships and grants have been awarded since 2004. In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won more than $14.3 billion in prizes and Lottery retailers have earned more than $1.3 billion in retailer commissions since inception. 

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