2008-08-15 08:13:14.99

Lottery Sales Hit Record $994 Million, Up 6.5 Percent

Missouri Lottery sales for fiscal year 2008 set a new record of more than $994 million*, surpassing the last fiscal year’s sales by $60.5 million, a 6.5 percent increase. 

"Our Scratchers product did very well this past year," said Larry Jansen, executive director of the Missouri Lottery. 

Along with Scratchers ticket sales, the twice-daily Pick 3 and Pick 4 games and the Club Keno game also saw sales increases.

Jansen noted that while overall sales set a record, they were lower than anticipated due to fewer high Powerball jackpots, gas prices, weather issues and lack of advertising dollars.

The record sales in fiscal year 2008 translated into record profits of $265 million 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 $3.2 billion.

More than $735 million* in prizes were awarded to Missouri Lottery players during fiscal year 2008, increasing the total prizes awarded since the Lottery began in 1986 to more than $6.5 billion.  Twenty-three Missouri Lottery tickets worth $1 million or more were sold, awarding jackpots ranging from $1 million to $4 million.  In all, $35.8 million in jackpot prizes were awarded during the past fiscal year.

Twenty-four Powerball tickets worth $200,000 were sold in Missouri during fiscal year 2008, along with two Power Play prizes worth $800,000 and one ticket worth $1 million.  Thirteen SHOW ME 5 Paydown tickets worth $50,000 tax paid were sold.

Retailers who sell Missouri Lottery products earned more than $50.5 million* in commissions, incentives and bonuses for selling Missouri Lottery tickets during fiscal year 2008. 

  FY08 FY07
Lotto $29,955,387* $33,955,803
Pick 3 $68,680,133* $65,091,442
Pick 4 $25,751,837* $24,015,250
SHOW ME 5 Paydown $18,836,176* $19,684,271
Powerball $138,393,572* $130,795,800
Club Keno $57,753,303* $53,273,105
Scratchers $637,798,577* $590,045,817
Pull-Tabs $15,088,705* $17,409,170
Raffle $2,500,000* -
Total $994,757,690* $934,270,658

FY08 $994,757,690*
FY07 $934,270,658
FY06 $913,518,251
FY05 $785,597,632
FY04 $791,154,358
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: $11,005,988,276*

* unaudited  figures

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