Georgia Lottery raises more than $19 billion since its creation

(WTVM) – The Georgia Lottery is celebrating raising more than $19 billion for education in the state.

The lottery says the first fiscal quarter of this year brought in the largest profits ever at more than $290 million.

That has built on the lottery's growth since 1993 when they began their hope program to fund scholarships and Pre-K programs.

Their record quarter follows a record year in 2016 raising more than $1 billion.

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