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Missouri Lottery
Address: 1823 SOUTHRIDGE DRIVE JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI 65109
Internet: www.molottery.com
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
Gross Sales FY 2015:
Gross Sales FY 2016:
$1,127,400,000
$1,315,000,000
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 CY2018
   


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

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