Since its inception in 1992, the Georgia Lottery has existed solely to support HOPE and Pre-K and has provided nearly $20 billion to students of Georgia.
Will that change? State Representative Sandra Scott (D-Rex) recently introduced House Bill 14 and House Resolution 7, legislation which would direct the Georgia Lottery Corporation to offer one or more lottery games to benefit homeless military veterans. However, Rep. Scott stresses that this legislation “would not take funds away from the existing HOPE scholarship to help students attend college, but creating a new lottery ticket would generate enough money to support education and possibly end veterans’ homelessness.”
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