Where the Money Goes

When you play, you play it forward.
The Missouri Lottery has contributed more than $8 billion to
Missouri and public education!
Since 1986, the Missouri Lottery has contributed more than $8 billion to the state of Missouri and public education. Annual Lottery contributions comprise about 3-4 percent of the state's funding for public education – an effort shared by local, state and federal governments.

The Missouri Lottery has contributed more than $8 BILLION to Missouri and public education.

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Fiscal year results

The proceeds contributed to public education in fiscal year 2023 were more than $425 million.
For more information, please see Sales and Proceeds History.


FY23 Lottery ProceedsHow 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 Virtual Schools and Special Education Excess Costs. 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.

How proceeds are allocated

Click on the links below to see how your community benefited in FY23.


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.