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Our Environmental Footprint

Standardized Recycling Process

As a step toward achieving environmental sustainability, the Missouri Lottery follows a standardized recycling process by recycling the large volumes of cardboard we receive, in an effort to minimize our environmental impact. Each week, Lottery employees gather the cardboard and transport it to New World Recycling to be recycled. We also work with our primary vendor to ensure our products are environmentally friendly and sourced from recycled materials.

In 2022, the Missouri State Recycling Program selected a Missouri Lottery employee, Jay Mueller, as the State Recycling Champion for his tremendous recycling contributions. Jay is a prime example of state team members seeing a need and stepping up to fill in the gap, even if it falls outside of their job responsibilities.

The State Recycling Champion Award recognizes state agencies and team members for their outstanding contributions in the areas of waste reduction and recycling. The Missouri State Recycling Program partners with state team members and agencies to facilitate strategies for reuse and recycling of state property.

Jay Mueller


Green Products

The instant lottery tickets manufactured by our primary vendor consist of printing ink and scratch-off coatings that are composed of non-toxic, non-hazardous ingredients, which are compliant with the U.S. Federal Government Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1876 for the protection of human life and the environment.

The paper and card stock used for Scratchers tickets follows the government-regulated standards and guidelines, including those for recycled material, recycled paper and secondary waste materials. Packaging materials used in our vendor's finishing process are 100% recyclable. Our vendor's distribution centers also maintain a variety of recycling efforts.

Digital Playslips

To reduce the use of paper, the Missouri Lottery offers a digital playslip feature, which allows players to use the Missouri Lottery’s official mobile app to create a playslip for their favorite Draw Games on their smartphone and save their numbers for future use. Players must download the Missouri Lottery's official mobile app to create a digital playslip.

As a result, the total number of paper playslips distributed in FY23 was 23% lower than the number distributed in FY17. This doesn't represent a drop in the number of people playing Draw Games, however — Draw Games sales in FY23 were 29.6% higher than FY17! While other factors may be involved, this represents a positive trend for both our beneficiaries and the environment: increasing proceeds for Missouri education and decreasing paper waste.

Our Mission

To help fund educational opportunities for Missouri students, support Missouri businesses and entertain millions.

Our Core Values

Integrity, Customer-Focused, Diversity, Entertainment and Innovation

Our Vision

The Missouri Lottery strives to be an innovative leader in the Lottery industry and a trusted and valued partner for public education.