Lottery Raises $14 Billion For Education

February 2nd, 2013   ·   Add Your Comment Now...

Georgia Lottery this week announced they had raised a staggering $14 Billion that had gone directly into funding education in Georgia.

The CEO, Debbie Alford, said their mission was to maximise funding for HOPE and Pre-K. And that through this goal it was the students and families of Georgia that ultimately win.

The recent mega rollover for Powerball of $587.5 had apparently helped very nicely too.

This kind of fund raising goes back to the origins of the lottery – they started out as welfare type organisations that were used to raise funds for necessary social services.

So you could almost see lottery games as a form of taxation, only they are optional and a lot more fun than paying regular taxes of course.

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