2017-11-09 10:35:53.343

Public Education Fund Gets $25.5 Million from Lottery

The Lottery Proceeds Fund for public education received $25.5 million from the Missouri Lottery in its monthly transfer today.  The transfer of $25,598,192 is based on October sales, and it brings the total profits transferred in FY18 to more than $129 million.

Since Missouri Lottery sales started in 1986, the Lottery has generated more than $5.8 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.


                                                                                 Time Running Out to Claim Scratchers Prizes

Six Missouri Lottery Scratchers games expire soon, including two that expire next Monday. They are:

Game 103, “$100,000 Dream Makeover” – expires Nov. 13
Game 123, “Silver 7s” – expires Nov. 13
Game 089, “$100,000 Casino Cash” – expires Nov. 20
Game 124, “Triple Win” – expires Nov. 29
Game 095, “$50 Frenzy” – expires Dec. 19
Game 118, “$50 & $100 Blowout” – expires Dec. 28

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