About the Georgia Lottery

Georgia Lottery

The Georgia Lottery was created in November 1992 by the people of Georgia to enhance educational funding. The Lottery for Education Act created the Georgia Lottery Corporation to oversee and operate the lottery.

On June 29, 1993, the Georgia Lottery began selling tickets. The Lottery's first-year per capita sales of $164.81 set a new national record, surpassing the previous mark of $128 set by Florida in 1988, effectively making the Georgia Lottery the most successful start-up state lottery ever.

The Georgia Lottery's mission is to maximize revenues for HOPE and Pre-K through the sale of entertaining lottery games. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia's HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia's Pre-K Program.

To learn more about the Georgia Lottery, visit the About Us page.