State offices, including the Missouri Lottery, will be closed Friday and Monday in observance of two state holidays. We will enjoy the long weekend, and then reopen for regular business on Tuesday, so you can come claim those winning tickets.
Check out the commercial for our new $30 game, “$300,000,000 Golden Ticket.” You could win up to $10 million instantly on this game, and there is a second-chance promotion with a chance to win up to $1 million. Look for the “$300,000,000 Golden Ticket” at your favorite Missouri Lottery retail location.
The Missouri Lottery is celebrating 30 years today. When we began in 1986, the Internet didn’t exist. We stamped tickets by hand, and you had to return a winning ticket to the store where you bought it. We sold about $200 million in that first year. We’ve come a long way.
Today, the Lottery sells more than $1.1 billion in tickets every year. In our lifetime, we’ve generated more than $5 billion for the state and public education. This year, we hope to transfer more than $270 million to public education.
We couldn’t do it without you. Thanks for Playing It Forward. Here’s to the next exciting 30 years.
Since we're giving bacon away, we thought it might be a good idea to give you some recipes for cooking with bacon. Enjoy!
BACON WRAPPED LIL' SMOKIES
Ingredients: 1 14-oz. package Lil’ Smokies 1 12-oz. package lean bacon 3/4 c. brown sugar Directions: Preheat oven to 325. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil. Wrap Lil’ Smokies with a slice of bacon. Sprinkle brown sugar over sausages and bake for 40-45 minutes or until bacon has cooked and is starting to brown. Original Recipe
KC CHEDDAR BACON STRIPS
Ingredients: -1 egg -½ cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs -½ cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz) -1 package or jar (3 oz) cooked real bacon bits or pieces -1 package (14 oz) uncooked chicken tenders (not breaded) -Chive and onion sour cream potato topper, if desired Directions: Heat oven to 400°F. Spray large cookie sheet with cooking spray. In shallow bowl, beat egg. In large resealable food-storage plastic bag, place bread crumbs, cheese and bacon. Dip chicken into egg. Place in bread crumb bag; seal and shake to coat. Place chicken on cookie sheet. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, turning once, until chicken is no longer pink in center and bread crumbs are golden brown. Serve with topper. Original Recipe
BACON CINNAMON ROLLS
Ingredients: -1 can cinnamon rolls -8 slices pre-cooked bacon Directions: Preheat oven to 400. Lightly spray pan with cooking spray. Unroll each cinnamon roll then place a strip of bacon on top of the dough. Gently re-roll each roll into their original form. Place rolls on baking sheet and bake 15-18 minutes. Eat all of them before anyone else can. Original Recipe
The final entry deadline for the “Second Chance of a Lifetime – Holiday Chill Out” promotion is Tuesday, Jan. 5. You must have tickets entered into your My Lottery account by midnight to be eligible for the final drawing. We’ll award one more world-class vacation, two more Missouri staycations and 10 more prizes of $1,000. You’ll need $10 worth of eligible tickets for one entry into the promotion.
Time is running out, but you can still win big. If you don’t have a My Lottery account, sign up for one today. They’re free, and you’ll earn points for your Lottery play. Click here to learn more.
There is a bevy of new games out this week. Look for our new family of “Frenzy” games. There is a $1, $2, $5 and $10 game featuring the “Frenzy” theme. The $1 game, “$50 Frenzy,” is loaded with $50 prizes. The $2 game, “$100 Frenzy,” is loaded with $100 prizes. You get the idea. The $10 game, “$1,000 Frenzy,” features a top prize of $50,000 a year for 20 years. (That’s $1 million!)
There is a new $3 game featuring a “7s” theme. Play “Red Hot 7s” for the chance to win up to $57,777.
Our new $5 game smells like winning… or at least like bacon. Many might consider bacon a form of winning. Well, now you can bring home the bacon by winning up to $100,000 on “Makin’ Bacon.” This game is scented like bacon, and you’ll be able to win actual bacon prizes from Missouri producers on our Facebook page in early January.
Wake up and smell the bacon! Look for these fresh games at your favorite Missouri Lottery retail location.
State offices, including the Missouri Lottery, will be closed Friday in observance of the Christmas holiday. We will re-open for regular business Monday so that you can come claim all of those winning tickets.
We believe Scratchers make great gifts. When you give Lottery tickets, you’re Playing It Forward. Not only does your purchase help public education in Missouri, your family and friends will have a chance to win big money.
We have games at several price points – win up to $1,000 on the $1 ticket, “Frosty Fun.” The $5 game, “Seasons Greetings,” offers a chance to win up to $100,000. We have a $20 game this year, “Happy Holidays,” which features a unique play style and a chance to win $500,000.
All of the holiday Scratchers are eligible for entry in the “Second Chance of a Lifetime – Holiday Chill Out” promotion. We have one more drawing in January, so any non-winning tickets can be entered into your My Lottery account for points. For every $10 worth of eligible tickets, you’ll get one entry into the promotion, where you can win a world-class vacation, Missouri staycations or $1,000. You could also win merchandise in a weekly drawing.
Best of all, holiday Scratchers are available at thousands of retail locations statewide, so shopping is easy. Just stop in your favorite Missouri Lottery retail location between now and your holiday party and get your ticket. Happy Holidays!
Click here to enter to win $100 worth of Scratchers on our Facebook page!
The Missouri Lottery reminds you that Scratchers are not appropriate for children under 18.