President Rose Hudson announced that the Louisiana Lottery Corporation has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the ninth straight year from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada.

"This is a tremendous accomplishment for a corporation that has built its foundation on maintaining public trust and integrity," said Hudson.  "My sincerest appreciation to the Lottery's accounting team for continuing to reach these high standards of excellence."

According to the GFOA, the Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.  Its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government entity and its management.

The association is a nonprofit group with offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C., and serves about 16,000 government financial professionals.