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2017-08-11 08:46:41.833

Monthly Transfer Provides $24 Million to Education

The Missouri Lottery today transferred $24.2 million to public education. The August transfer of $24,271,428 is based on sales in July, and brings the FY18 total to more than $43 million.

Since Missouri Lottery sales started in 1986, the Lottery has generated more than $5.7 billion for the state and public education. Annual Lottery proceeds comprise about 4 percent of the state’s funding for public education – an effort shared by local, state and federal governments.

Prior to each fiscal year, the Lottery averages the most recent five years’ profits for a “benchmark” and increases that amount by 1 percent to arrive at a prudent goal for the next fiscal year.

Programs currently funded in FY18 include the A+ Scholarship Program, the Foundation Program and Access Missouri, among many others.

In addition to providing funds for public education, the Lottery also benefits the state by collecting state taxes on prizes of more than $600. During FY17, the Lottery collected $3.6 million in state tax withholdings, along with another $664,000 in debt offsets for back taxes, child support, public defender fees and other state agency debts.

For complete information about Missouri Lottery proceeds, including maps of proceeds by program and by county, see the “Where the $ Goes” section at MOLottery.com.

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                                                                                                           Ten Scratchers Set to Expire

Ten Missouri Lottery Scratchers games will expire by the end of September. They are:

• 079, “10X the Money” – expires Aug. 21;
• 100, “5X” – expires Aug. 21;
• 112, “20X the Cash” – expires Aug. 21;
• 129, “Holiday Diamonds” – expires Aug. 28;
• 130, “Merry Money” – expires Aug. 28;
• 131, “Triple Peppermint 7s” – expires Aug. 28;
• 132, “Snow Me the Money” – expires Aug. 28;
• 133, “Frosty Fun” – expires Aug. 28;
• 147, “St. Louis Blues” – expires Sept. 5;
• 128, “Winner Wonderland” – expires Sept. 25.







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*In the event of a discrepancy, official winning numbers prevail over any numbers posted on this website.