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March 21, 2003

$15.7 MILLION TRANSFERRED TO EDUCATION

The Missouri Lottery today transferred $15.7 million to the Lottery Proceeds Fund for public education.  Today’s monthly proceeds transfer of $15,724,675 is based on ticket sales in February.  It brings the total provided to public education in fiscal year 2003 to more than $146 million and the total amount of proceeds generated by the Lottery since it began in 1986 to more than $1.9 billion.

Approximately 27.5 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, visit the Lottery’s Web site at www.molottery.com.

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TIME RUNNING OUT TO REDEEM SOME SCRATCHERS PRIZES

             Several Missouri Lottery Scratchers games will expire in the next couple of months.  For a complete list of expiration dates and games, visit the Missouri Lottery’s Web site at:  http://www.molottery.com/app/aboutourgames/howtowin/scratchers/expire.jsp.







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