December 15, 2017

Lottery Makes December Transfer Worth $23.1 Million

The Missouri Lottery today sent $23.1 million to the Lottery Proceeds Fund for public education. Today’s monthly transfer of $23,141,265 is based on November sales, bringing the total profits transferred in FY18 to more than $152 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 Money Goes” section here at MOLottery.com.

Time Running Out to Claim Scratchers Prizes:

Prizes from 11 Missouri Lottery Scratchers need to be claimed within the next few months. The games and their expiration dates are:

    Game 095, “$50 Frenzy” – expires Dec. 19
    Game 118, “$50 & $100 Blowout” – expires Dec. 28
    Game 090, “Emerald 8s” – expires Jan. 8, 2018
    Game 121, “$5,000 Taxes Paid” – expires Jan. 10, 2018
    Game 140, “5X the Cash” – expires Jan. 10, 2018
    Game 127, “Bonus Word Crossword” – expires Feb. 6, 2018
    Game 134, “Daily Crossword” – expires Feb. 6, 2018
    Game 073, “$2 MONOPOLY” expires – Feb. 20, 2018
    Game 093, “$500 Frenzy” – expires Feb. 20, 2018
    Game 099, “Cash Vault” – expires Feb. 20, 2018
    Game 102, “Bankroll Tripler” – expires Feb. 20, 2018



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