Published: November 17, 2019

Missouri Lottery Surpasses $6.5 Billion in Proceeds

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Nov. 15, 2019

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Missouri Lottery Surpasses $6.5 Billion in Proceeds 

            With its latest transfer of profits to the Lottery Proceeds Fund for public education, the Missouri Lottery has exceeded the $6.5 billion mark for profits sent to the state and public education since Lottery sales began in 1986. The transfer of $24,152,035 – based on ticket sales in October – brings the total for FY20 to more than $125.8 million so far.

Prior to each fiscal year, the Lottery averages the most recent five years’ profits for a “benchmark” and increases that amount by 1% to arrive at a prudent goal for the next fiscal year.

For complete information about Missouri Lottery proceeds, including the specific programs benefited in each county, see the “Where the Money Goes” section at 

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About the Missouri Lottery (
In 1984, more than 70 percent of Missouri voters approved a lottery. Since sales started in 1986, the Missouri Lottery has generated more than $6.5 billion for the state and public education, and annual Lottery proceeds make up approximately 4 percent of the state’s funding for public education. Lottery players have won more than $15 billion in prizes, and retailers have earned more than $1.35 billion in commissions. Last fiscal year, the Lottery generated more than $346 million for vital education programs, including A+ scholarships. When you play the Missouri Lottery, you Play It Forward!

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