On June 17, the Missouri Lottery transferred $20.9 million to public education. The transfer brought Lottery proceeds for Fiscal Year 2011 to more than $259 million, our goal for the year. For 25 years, the Lottery has been generating proceeds for the state and public education. With this latest transfer to the Lottery Proceeds Fund, the Missouri Lottery passed the $4 billion mark.
We’re proud of that figure. While the Lottery can’t solely fund all of the public education needs of our state, that contribution of $4 billion is money that otherwise wouldn’t have been available, requiring higher taxes or other sources of funding.
The Missouri Lottery wants to thank the players, vendors, retailers and employees who help support public education in Missouri. We couldn’t have done it without you. We’ll keep working hard to provide fun and entertaining games for you to enjoy, while generating funds for public education.