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July 7, 2004

Lottery Sales Highest Ever, Up 11.5 Percent

The Missouri Lottery had another record sales year with fiscal year 2004 sales totaling more than $791.5* million, 11.5 percent higher than the previous fiscal year. Fiscal year 2004 ended on June 30.
Jim Scroggins, executive director for the Missouri Lottery, said the sales increase can be attributed to several high Powerball jackpots, a larger variety of Scratchers games and sales increases in the Club Keno game.
More than $484* million in prizes were awarded to Missouri Lottery players during fiscal year 2004, increasing the total prizes awarded since the Lottery began in 1986 to more than $4.1 billion. Six Missouri Lottery players became millionaires, winning jackpots ranging from $1.5 million to $130.6 million. In all, $143.9 million in jackpot prizes were awarded during the past fiscal year.
Fifty Missouri Lottery Powerball tickets worth $100,000 were sold in Missouri, and 20 SHOW ME 5 Paydown tickets worth $50,000 tax paid were sold during fiscal year 2004.
Retailers who sell Missouri Lottery products earned more than $48.5* million in commissions, incentives and bonuses for selling Missouri Lottery tickets during fiscal year 2004.
In addition, record sales in fiscal year 2004 translated into record proceeds to Missouri’s public education programs with more than $230* million transferred to the Lottery Proceeds Fund to benefit various public education programs. Total proceeds to the state, including education, since the Missouri Lottery began are more than $2.2 billion.
SALES BY PRODUCT
  FY04 FY03
Lotto $35,106,863* $28,736,839
Pick 3 $54,043,157* $53,569,248
Pick 4 $18,470,558* $16,157,969
SHOW ME 5 PD $24,379,229* $22,665,639
Powerball $147,378,054* $125,324,451
Club Keno $51,584,850* $42,570,878
Scratchers $434,696,508* $393,981,254
Pull Tabs $21,846,920* $25,041,234
Xtra $4,016,106* n/a
Total $791,522,245* $708,047,512
FISCAL YEAR SALES HISTORY
FY04 $791,522,245*
FY03 $708,047,512
FY02 $585,189,254
FY01 $508,301,104
FY00 $507,845,586
FY99 $513,251,456
FY98 $494,298,761
FY97 $439,592,300
FY96 $422,530,945
FY95 $411,664,824
FY94 $350,518,546
FY93 $256,675,345
FY92 $220,359,753
FY91 $216,240,866
FY90 $223,367,147
FY89 $199,202,382
FY88 $147,761,618
FY87 $174,081,815
FY86 $206,990,610
Total: $7,377,442,069*
* unaudited (estimated) figures





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