Where the Money Goes

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The Missouri Lottery has contributed more than $7 billion to
Missouri and public education!

Since 1986, the Missouri Lottery has contributed more than $7 billion to the state of Missouri and public education. Annual Lottery contributions comprise about 4 percent of the state's funding for public education an effort shared by local, state and federal governments.

Fiscal year results

The proceeds contributed to public education in fiscal year 2021 were more than $345 million. For more information, please see Sales and Proceeds History.

Sales and Proceeds Chart

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 2021

Click on the links below to see how your community benefited in FY21.

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.


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