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December 19, 2000

LOTTERY TRANSFERS $22 MILLION TO EDUCATION

The Missouri Lottery today sent $22 million to public education. The December transfer of $22,135,726 brings the total sent to education during fiscal year 2001 to more than $80 million. Since lottery sales began almost 15 years ago, the lottery has provided the state, including education, with more than $1.5 billion. Approximately 30 cents of every dollar spent playing the Lottery goes to education. The Missouri Lottery’s contribution to public education is about 3 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 in fiscal year 2000, visit the Lottery’s Web site at www.molottery.com





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