2018-01-12 16:53:53.657

Huge Jackpots Help Lottery Provide $29.1 Million to Education in January

Thanks to larger Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots in December, the Missouri Lottery today will transfer a robust $29.1 million to the Lottery Proceeds Fund for public education. Today’s monthly transfer of $29,158,559 is based on all December sales, bringing the total profits transferred in FY18 to more than $181.5 million.

Since Missouri Lottery sales started in 1986, the Lottery has generated more than $5.9 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 at MOLottery.com.


                                                                                                    Ten Scratchers Games Expiring Soon

Missouri Lottery players have less than three months to claim prizes from the following 10 Scratchers games:

Game 127, “Bonus Word Crossword” – expires Feb. 6
Game 134, “Daily Crossword” – expires Feb. 6
Game 073, “$2 MONOPOLY” expires – Feb. 20
Game 093, “$500 Frenzy” – expires Feb. 20
Game 099, “Cash Vault” – expires Feb. 20
Game 102, “Bankroll Tripler” – expires Feb. 20
Game 141, “Buried Treasure” – expires March 13
Game 023, “$1,000,000 Platinum Payout” – expires March 27
Game 094, “$100 Frenzy” – expires March 27
Game 116, “$100,000 Bonanza” – expires March 27

Go to MOLottery.com for how-to-claim information.

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