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Missouri Lottery
Phone: (573) 751-4050
Fax: (573) 751-5188
Population: 5,987,580
U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
Executive Director: May Scheve Reardon
Year Lottery Founded: 1986
Sales FY 2015: $1,127,400,000
Sales Per Capita: $166
Number of Employees: 175
On-line Vendor: GTECH
Instant Ticket Vendor: Scientific Games
Secondary Ticket Vendor(s) Pollard Banknote and GTECH
Retailers: 5,036
Advertising Barkley
July 2011 June 2012
Games Offered: Powerball, Scratch Tickets, Mega Millions, Lotto, Show Me Cash, Pick 4, Pick 3, Club Keno, Lucky Dough.
Beneficiaries: State Public Education

Background Information

Missouri became the 23rd lottery in the United States after voters resoundingly approved a constitutional amendment in November 1984; the measure passed with a 70 percent vote. A bill created the Missouri Lottery the following spring, and ticket sales began on January 20, 1986. The first game was Jackpot ‘86, a $1 instant ticket, and first-day sales set a record for the time of $5.6 million in total and $1.14 per capita. Sales that first week topped $23.8 million.
The Lottery’s first draw game began October 1, 1996, when Missouri Lotto tickets went on sale, offering a minimum jackpot of $1 million. Pick 3 was added in February 1987, and Lotto*America sales began a year later. Pulltabs were introduced in May 1990.
Current draw games offered by the Missouri Lottery include Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto, Show Me Cash, Pick 3 and Pick 4. Also in the lineup is the monitor game Club Keno, played at social locations and available as Keno to Go.
An important change took place in 1988, when voters approved an amendment to remove several operating restrictions that kept the Lottery from keeping pace with its peers. Some affected advertising, but most importantly the amendment eliminated a 45 percent maximum prize payout.
The Missouri Lottery has long been active in the area of social responsibility, and in 1997 it was one of the founding members of the Missouri Alliance to Curb Problem Gambling.
Originally, proceeds from the Lottery were sent to the state’s General Fund. In 1992, voters were again asked to address lottery issues and approved an amendment that earmarked Lottery revenues for education.
Each year, the legislature determines how these proceeds will be allocated, and lottery money currently represents about four percent of the total funding for Missouri’s public elementary, secondary and higher education systems.
Some of the programs benefitting from Lottery revenues include the A+ program, Virtual Schools, Special Education Excess Costs, construction of college and university buildings, library acquisitions and educational scholarships.

News Archive for CY2017
November 3, 2017 Missouri Lottery Announce 2018 Calendar Contest Winners
October 26, 2017 The Missouri Lottery Has Issued an RFP for Independent Assessment of Missouri Lottery’s Responsible Gaming Program
September 18, 2017 Lottery Makes Its Second-Largest Contribution To Public Education
September 14, 2017 Diamond Game Awarded Missouri Lottery Contract
July 31, 2017 Missouri Man Finds His $10 Million ‘Golden Ticket’
July 14, 2017 Lottery Rolls-Out New Mobile App, Recharged Loyalty Program
July 10, 2017 Auditor Galloway Releases Audit of Missouri State Lottery Commission
June 19, 2017 Missouri Lottery’s Annual and Monthly Profits Second Highest Ever
February 14, 2017 Missouri Lottery Extends Instant Games Contract with Scientific Games
January 27, 2017 Connecticut, Maryland, Minnesota, and Missouri Lotteries Achieve “Verified” Status under Responsible Gambling Best Practice
January 16, 2017 Governor’s Freeze on Regulations Could Delay State’s Gambling Expansion, at Least Temporarily
January 3, 2017 Missouri Lottery Recipient of National Certification for Responsible Gaming

News Archive for CY2016
December 28, 2016 State Audit to Focus on Lottery Advertising Spending
December 13, 2016 Missouri Lottery on Pace for Another Productive Year
July 26, 2016 Legalized Fantasy Sports in Missouri Expected to Get Underway in September
June 10, 2016 Missouri Lottery Annual Profits Surpass All Previous Records
May 13, 2016 Win the Ultimate Sportscation with the Missouri Lottery This Summer
March 25, 2016 Spruce Up with the 'Dream Makeover' Game, Promotion
March 14, 2016 Lottery's Education Proceeds Break Records
February 22, 2016 Missouri Scratchers Sales Setting New Records
February 16, 2016 1.5 Billion Powerball Jackpot Sets New Proceeds Record to Education
February 1, 2016 House Bill Would Prohibit Publishing Lottery Winners Names Without Written Consent
January 20, 2016 Missouri Lottery Celebrates 30 Winning Years with the Launch of Its First $30 Scratchers Ticket

News Archive for CY2015
December 1, 2015 Missouri Lottery Commission Overall Performance Rated ‘GOOD’: State Auditor
October 23, 2015 Missouri Lottery Director Named President of North American Association
October 22, 2015 Audit Report for Missouri Gaming Commission Gives Excellent Rating
September 23, 2015 Missouri Lottery Experiencing an Increase in Sales
September 9, 2015 Missouri Lottery Awards $39.5 Million in Prizes During August
September 8, 2015 INNOVA Announce Extension Of Agreement With Missouri Lottery
August 14, 2015 Missouri Lottery Transfers $25.2 Million to Education
August 11, 2015 Missouri Lottery Offers Convenience to Players with Lottery Ticket Sales at the Gas Pump
June 15, 2015 Missouri Lottery Proceeds Increase Over Previous Fiscal Year
June 3, 2015 7-Elevent Contributes More Than $1 Million to Public Education

News Archive for CY2014
November 15, 2014 Lottery Transfers $22.2 Million to Public Education
November 15, 2014 Lottery, revenue proceeds falling short of budget
October 16, 2014 Glitz and Glamour Highlight Holiday Games, Promotion
October 16, 2014 Incoming Speaker of the House Wants State Lottery's Future to be Included on the 2016 Ballot
October 9, 2014 Missouri Lottery Saves with GTECH Contract
October 2, 2014 Lawmaker Calls for Referendum on Abolishing State Lottery
Oct 1, 2014 Calls for the Missouri Lottery to be put to a Vote
September 25, 2014 Governor Replaces Another Lottery Official
Sept 19, 2014 Twitty to Chair Missouri Lottery Commission
Sept 18, 2014 Governor Reviews Missouri Lottery
Sept 18, 2014 Newly Appointed Lottery Commission Set the Agenda
July 23, 2014 Lottery Commission Chairman Defends Organizations Out-Of-State Travel Expenses
July 31, 2014 Proposed Amendment Would See Lottery Ticket Aid Missouri Veterans
July 23, 2014 Governor Orders Comprehensive Review of Lottery
July 23, 2014 Player Game Choice Affects Funding
July 22, 2014 Missouri Lottery’s Lucky 7s Playbook Achieves Best-Seller Status
July 18, 2014 Public to Decide on Developing a New Lottery Ticket to Support Veterans
July 10, 2014 Voters Will Decide Fate of New Veterans Lottery Ticket
May 16, 2014 Summer Promotion Offers Experiences of a Lifetime, Points for Draw Games
May 15, 2014 Senate Votes to Send New Veterans Lottery Ticket Bill to November Ballot
March 25, 2014 Airport to Offer Keno Games, Lottery Tickets
March 24, 2014 Lottery Negotiating for Gambling Options in Airport
March 7, 2014 Missouri Lottery Partners with ATM Services for Lottery Ticket Purchases
March 7, 2014 Missouri Lottery Transfers over $22.6Million for February
February 26, 2014 Missouri Lottery Extends 1-Off Agreement with Arizona Gaming Designs
February 21, 2014 New Missouri Game Offers Top Prize of a Quarter of a Million Dollars
February 11, 2014 Missouri Lottery to Launch New Game
January 23, 2014 State Lottery Revenue Falling Short for the First Part of the Fiscal Year
January 11, 2014 Missouri Lottery Makes 3rd Largest Education Transfer


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