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Mission for Education

INTRODUCTION

NEW YORK LOTTERY MISSION STATEMENT:
The New York Lottery's sole mission is to earn revenue for education. Fundamentally, the Lottery is run as an entertainment business. A dedicated team of some 350 New York Lottery employees work with business partners and more than 17,000 retailers statewide to provide innovative, fun, and entertaining games for our customers. Games include drawings like Numbers, Mega Millions and Powerball and some 35-50 scratch-off tickets. The Lottery's Video Lottery business includes the new Resorts World Casino New York City as well as casinos in Yonkers, Saratoga and six other locations statewide.
ABOUT THE NEW YORK LOTTERY
The New York Lottery was enacted into the New York State Constitution by voters as a result of a referendum in 1966. The Lottery contributed $3.17 billion to help support education in New York State in fiscal year 2013-14 which is nearly 15 percent of total state education funding to local school districts. It continues to be North America's largest and most profitable Lottery, earning over $51.6 billion in education support statewide since its founding over 46 years ago.

Lottery Revenue is distributed to local school districts by the same statutory formula used to distribute other state aid to education. The amount of funds disbursed by the Education department, under the state budget process, is based upon estimated Lottery earnings at the time of budget passage. In the event Lottery earnings exceed budget estimates, those additional funds become part of the next year's Lottery aid distribution. Committed to maintaining the highest standards for financial integrity, the New York Lottery's drawings and annual financial statements are monitored and audited independently.

Click Here to download the FY 2013-14 Year-End Review.
NEW YORK STATE GAMING COMMISSION MISSION STATEMENT
The New York State Gaming Commission’s mission is to ensure that all lawful gaming and horse racing activity conducted in this State is of the highest integrity, credibility and quality. Operating in the most efficient and transparent manner, the Commission conducts the New York Lottery and serves the best interests of the public by providing responsive and effective state gaming regulation. The Commission strives to ensure that all stakeholders in the gaming and horse racing industries, including the consumers who wager on activities regulated or operated by the Commission, are treated in an equitable and responsible manner and to promote the health and safety of horses and all participants in racing. By consolidating various regulatory functions into one oversight body with broad powers, the Commission seeks to ensure fair and strict regulation of all gaming activity while reducing costs and regulatory burdens to the gaming industry. The Commission aspires to provide the regulatory structure necessary for New York gaming activity to operate effectively in a global, evolving and increasingly competitive marketplace to generate revenue for aid to education and for the support of government, and to contribute to overall economic development and job creation in New York.