2018-04-13 12:50:49.76

Lottery Games Generate $29.7 Million in Profits for Education

Profits from Missouri Lottery ticket sales in March, totaling $29.7 million, were sent to the Lottery Proceeds Fund for public education today. The monthly transfer of $29,701,183 brings the total for fiscal year 2018 to more than $258 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.


                                                                                         Redemption Time Up for 10 Scratchers

Time is running out on several Missouri Lottery Scratchers games. Prizes from the following games will expire in the next three months:

Game 113, “Deuces Wild” – expires April 23
Game 119, “$100,000 Taxes Paid” – expires April 23
Game 101, “Black Pearls” – expires May 21
Game 139, “10X the Cash” – expires May 21
Game 935, “$5,000,000 Jackpot” – expires June 11
Game 048, “$500,000 Taxes Paid” – expires June 11
Game 104, “Double Payday” – expires June 11
Game 107, “Ruby Red 7s” – expires June 11
Game 120, “$20,000 Taxes Paid” – expires June 11
Game 126, “Jackpot Riches” – expires June 11

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

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