Where the Money Goes
When you play, you play it forward.
The Missouri Lottery has contributed more than $4 billion to
Missouri and public education!
- Fiscal year results
- The total proceeds contributed to public education in fiscal year 2012 were more than $280 million. For more information, please see Sales and Proceeds History
- How each dollar is divided
- Approximately 24.8 cents of every dollar spent on the Missouri Lottery benefits Missouri's public education programs; 64.8 cents goes back to players as prizes, 4.2 cents is used for administrative costs and 6.2 cents goes to retailers in the form of commissions, incentives and bonuses. In all, more than 95 cents of every dollar stays in Missouri!
- How proceeds are allocated
- When the Lottery began in 1986, proceeds from ticket sales went to the Missouri State General Revenue Fund. In August 1992, voters passed Amendment 11 earmarking Lottery proceeds to solely benefit public education. Each year, the Missouri Legislature determines how these proceeds will be allocated. The proceeds represent about 4 percent of the total funding for Missouri's public elementary, secondary and higher education systems.
Lottery funds help support a variety of programs including the A+ Scholarship Program, Virtual Schools, Special Education Excess Costs, construction of college and university buildings, library acquisitions and educational scholarships. These programs and others that receive Lottery money provide the resources that help Missouri students fulfill their individual dreams — dreams that define Missouri's future and ultimately benefit all of Missouri residents.
- Where the Money Went, Fiscal Year 2012
- Click on the links below to see how your community benefited in FY12.
- Search by County: Education Expenditures
- Search by County: Education, Retailers and Players
Past Lottery Proceeds Funding
The amounts shown for each fiscal year below reflect the amount of funding appropriated by the Legislature for various educational programs. Appropriation amounts may vary from the actual dollar amounts expended.