Missouri Lottery Generates $29.2 Million in Monthly Profits for Education

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) – Profits from Missouri Lottery ticket sales in April were sent to the Lottery Proceeds Fund for public education today.  The monthly transfer of $29,214,118 brings the total for FY19 to more than $316.7 million.

Annual Lottery proceeds comprise about 4 percent of the state’s total funding for public education – an effort shared by local, state and federal governments.  To date, the Missouri Lottery has generated more than $6 billion for the state and public education.

Complete information about Missouri Lottery proceeds, including specific programs benefited in each county, can be found in the “Where the Money Goes” section at MOLottery.com.

In addition to providing funds for public education, the Lottery also benefits the state by collecting state taxes on prizes of more than $600. During FY18, the Lottery collected $4 million in state tax withholdings.