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September 19, 2003

MISSOURI LOTTERY SENDS $18.2 MILLION TO EDUCATION

The Missouri Lottery today transferred $18.2 million to the Lottery Proceeds Fund for public education.   Today’s monthly proceeds transfer of $18,267,385 is based on ticket sales in August, bringing the total proceeds for fiscal year 2004 to more than $60 million.

To date, more than $2 billion in Missouri Lottery proceeds have been transferred to the state of Missouri, including education, since the Lottery started in January 1986.

Approximately 27.5 cents of every dollar spent playing the Lottery goes to public education programs in Missouri.   The Missouri Lottery’s contribution to public education is about 3.5 percent of education’s total annual funding.  Each year, the Legislature appropriates Lottery proceeds to various education programs.  For a complete list of education programs funded, visit the Lottery’s Web site at .

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SCRATCHERS PRIZES SET TO EXPIRE

Several Missouri Lottery Scratchers games will expire in the next couple of months.   For a complete list of expiration dates and games, please visit the Scratchers section of the Missouri Lottery’s Web site.







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