2016-08-12 10:41:29.06

Lottery Generates $27.9 Million for Education Fund

The Missouri Lottery today sent $27.9 million in profits to the Lottery Proceeds Fund for public education. The August transfer of $27,977,286 is based on sales in July, and it brings the total for FY17 to more than $48.2 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 FY17 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 FY16, the Lottery added $5.9 million in state tax collections from prize winnings to the General Revenue Fund.

                                                                                                                             Scratchers Prizes To Expire Soon

Ten Missouri Lottery Scratchers games are set to expire in August and September. They are:

• 064, “20X The Money” – expires Aug. 26;
• 066, “Triple It!” – expires Aug. 26;
• 081, “Happy Holiday” – expires Aug. 26;
• 082, “Garland Riches” – expires Aug. 26;
• 083, “Season’s Greetings” – expires Aug. 26;
• 085, “Yuletide Magic” – expires Aug. 26;
• 086, “Reindeer Riches” – expires Aug. 26;
• 087, “Frosty Fun” – expires Aug. 26;
• 075, “Escape to Margaritaville” – expires Sept. 2
• 056, “7” – expires Sept. 16.

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