Making a Difference
The mission of the California Lottery
Through the sale of lottery tickets, players help provide enhancement dollars that are distributed to public K-12 schools, community colleges, the California State University, the University of California, the Hastings College of the Law, and other specialized public school jurisdictions. Although the funding is nominal (approximately 1%) when compared to the state’s overall education budget and the system’s needs, these enhancement dollars help attract and retain quality teachers, buy classroom supplies and state-of-the-art equipment, and keep critical programs running.
In addition to issuing a quarterly public report that summarizes disbursements from the Lottery Education Fund to public education institutions, the Lottery has begun highlighting positive ways public schools utilize funding received from the California Lottery. These stories include heartfelt accounts from teachers, administrators and students on how Lottery funds make a huge impact in their education.