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The Tennessee Education Lottery has passed $2 billion in revenue

Since the lottery started in 2004, it raised nearly $6 billion for education programs.
Credit: WATN

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — For the first time ever, the Tennessee Education Lottery surpassed $2 billion in revenue for the fiscal year. And there are still many weeks left in the year.

That isn't the only record broken either.

Instant game sales on April 6th were the highest on record and helped set a weekly record of more than $47 million.

Since the lottery started in 2004, it raised nearly $6 billion for education programs. 

More than $1.5 million in scholarships and grants have been awarded.