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2000-11-22 10:14:19.443

LOTTERY SENDS $11.7 MILLION TO EDUCATION

The Missouri Lottery today transferred $11.7 million to public education. The $11,786,526 October transfer brings the total sent to education during fiscal year 2001 to more than $40.8 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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