2016-05-13 15:19:48.667

$23.6 Million Transferred to Education

More than $23.6 million in proceeds from Missouri Lottery ticket sales were sent today to fund public education. The May transfer of $23,681,455 is based on April sales, and it brings the FY16 total to education to more than $287 million.

Since Missouri Lottery sales started in 1986, the Lottery has generated more than $5.4 billion for the state and public education. Annual Lottery proceeds comprise about 4 percent of the state’s funding for public education – an effort shared by local, state and federal governments.

Programs funded in FY16 include the A+ Scholarship Program, the Foundation Program and Access Missouri, among many others. For complete information about Missouri Lottery proceeds, including maps of proceeds by program and by county, see the “Where the $ Goes” section at MOLottery.com.

In addition to providing funds for public education, the Lottery also benefits the state by collecting state taxes on prizes of more than $600. During the past fiscal year, the Lottery added $8.7 million in state tax collections from prize winnings to the General Revenue Fund.

                                                                                        Time Running Out on Five Scratchers Games
Missouri Lottery players have less than three months to redeem prizes from five Scratchers games. The games and expiration dates are:

• 045, “Mega Multiplier Playbook” – expires May 20;
• 050, “$20,000 Taxes Paid” – expires May 26;
• 061, “Heaps of $500s” – expires July 1;
• 062, “7-11-21” – expires July 11;
• 068, “10X Crossword” – expires July 29.

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Players must be 18 years or older to purchase Missouri Lottery tickets.

*In the event of a discrepancy, official winning numbers prevail over any numbers posted on this website.