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The Delaware Lottery contributes its profits to the State General Fund. Since 1975, more than $4.7 billion has been transferred to the General Fund from Lottery proceeds. In fiscal year 2016, the Lottery's contribution was $211 million, making it the state's fourth-largest revenue generator.
The General Fund is the pool of dollars that finances the majority of state services in Delaware, including:
The Lottery's contributions to the General Fund help to pay for vital state services that would otherwise require funding through additional tax dollars. That's why all of us everyone who lives in, works in or visits Delaware are winners with the Lottery!
The Delaware Lottery operates as a business and funds its own operations. It conducts market research, pays salaries to employees and offers commissions and bonuses to the licensed Retailers who sell Lottery tickets throughout the state.
The Delaware Lottery Mission To maximize revenue contributions to the State's General Fund, thereby helping to fund the delivery of governmental services to the people of Delaware.
We will do this through the marketing, sale and distribution of innovative, entertaining and secure Lottery products that ensure the public's confidence in the integrity of the games, Retailers, Agents and Lottery operations.
We will do this by providing leadership and a corporate culture that encourages productive change leading to improvement in every aspect of the business.
Updated July 2016
Delaware Lottery Office