$18 Billion in 18 Years
That's a Winning Story for Texas Education and Veterans
Since 1992, the Texas Lottery has generated more than $27 billion in revenue for good causes in the state of Texas, including education, veterans' services and other important state programs. Through strict adherence to our vision, mission and core values, the Texas Lottery is dedicated to ensuring that these benefits continue. The chart below provides a breakdown of an average dollar spent on lottery games and illustrates "Where the Money Goes," based on FY 2016 financial results.
The Texas Lottery Supports Texas Education. Since 1997*, the Texas Lottery has contributed $21 billion to the Foundation School Fund, which supports public education in Texas. In FY 2017, the Texas Lottery transferred $1.313 billion to the Foundation School Fund.
The Texas Lottery Supports Texas Veterans. In 2009, legislation was passed directing the Texas Lottery to offer a scratch ticket game benefiting the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans' Assistance (FVA). Since that time, the Texas Lottery has contributed more than $93 million for veterans programs. The FVA makes grants available to eligible charitable organizations, local government agencies, and Veterans Service Organizations that provide direct services to Texas veterans and their families. More than 90 percent of the revenue contributed to the fund is derived from the sales of the Texas Lottery veterans' games. The first game was introduced in FY 2010 and since that time, additional games have been launched with the proceeds supporting the fund. In FY 2017, $16.2 million was transferred to the Texas Veterans Commission.
The Texas Lottery Supports Other State Programs. As authorized by the Texas Legislature, other Texas Lottery funds, such as unclaimed prizes, contribute to other causes and programs.