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September 3, 2004

Give Lotto A Try This Weekend!

Story Photo Looking forward to a fun and relaxing holiday weekend?  Why not grab a Lotto ticket on your way home to make things even more exciting?  For just $1 for two plays, you could be one of 19,000 players (on average) who win each drawing! 

The jackpot for Saturday night’s draw stands at $2.4 million and will continue to grow until someone wins it.  The game also offers three additional ways to win. 

To play, choose two sets of six different numbers from 1 through 44 and mark them on a Lotto playslip.  Or, choose "QP" (Quick Pick) to allow the terminal to select your numbers randomly.  The more numbers you match to those drawn, the more you win.  Drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 6:57 p.m.   

Fun Facts about Lotto:

  • Lotto is the longest-running Numbers Game in Missouri Lottery history; on Oct. 1, 1986, sales for Missouri’s Lotto game began with a minimum jackpot of $1 million.   To date, 145 Missouri Lottery players have won a Lotto jackpot.
  • On Feb. 20, 2000, the first and only jackpot ticket to expire is a Lotto ticket worth $1.7 million sold in Springfield; in the same year on Sept. 30, three Lotto tickets matched all six number to share the jackpot-- the most ever to share a jackpot.
  • The largest Lotto jackpot--$9.5 million cash ($19 million jackpot)—was won by Phillip and Margaret McClurg of St. Louis on June 10, 2000. 
  • The oldest Missouri Lottery millionaire, 85-year-old Omer Williamson of Fulton, won a Lotto jackpot in January 1992; the youngest Missouri Lottery millionaire, 23-year-old Alicia Herrera of Gladstone, won a Lotto jackpot in March of 1997.

So get to your nearest Lottery retailer to play today.   Chances are, you’re gonna’ love it!







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