2001-03-16 09:22:23.587


The Missouri Lottery today transferred $13.4 million to the Lottery Proceeds Fund to be used for public education programs. The March transfer of $13,479,971 brings the total sent to education during fiscal year 2001 to more than $117 million. Since lottery sales began 15 years ago, the lottery has provided the state, including education, with more than $1.6 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 2001, visit the Lottery’s Web site at

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