Missouri Lottery Makes 200th Scratchers Millionaire

January 11, 2023 | Government

Jefferson City, MO  (January 9, 2023) — A new milestone has been reached, now that a lottery player has claimed the 200th Scratchers prize worth $1 million or more in Missouri Lottery history. The winning “Millionaire Blowout” ticket was sold at QuikTrip, 6501 E. Highway 40, in Independence.

The win marked the 29th million-dollar-plus ticket redeemed by Missouri Lottery players in the last year alone.

“It’s amazing to see our players enjoying these kinds of prizes, while we provide funds to help support education throughout the state,” said Lester Elder, director of the Missouri Lottery. “In fact, in FY22, our players won more than $1.2 billion across all games and prize levels, and we added $400 million to the public education system.”

The specific education programs that benefitted from Missouri Lottery proceeds – broken down by county and school districts – can be found in the Where the Money Goes section of MOLottery.com.

About the Missouri Lottery (MOLottery.com)
When you play the Missouri Lottery, you Play It Forward! Lottery proceeds make up approximately 3-4% of the state’s funding for public education. In FY22, the Lottery generated $400 million for vital education programs, including A+ scholarships.

Since sales started in 1986, the Missouri Lottery has generated more than $7.5 billion for the state and public education, Lottery players have won more than $18.6 billion in prizes, and retailers have earned more than $1.7 billion in commissions.

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SOURCE: Missouri Lottery.