The Missouri Lottery suffered an equipment failure Monday evening. We've been working hard to restore our servers, and the website is now functioning again. Some of the data must still be restored, and we will continue to add services back as they are available. We apologize for the inconvenience.
It’s Wednesday, which we sometimes call play day around here, and there are no shortage of jackpots to play for tonight. You have a shot at a quarter of a million dollars in two different games – tonight’s Show Me Cash jackpot is $249,000, and you can always win the $250,000 top prize in $250K Triple Play.
Not enough for you? The Mega Millions jackpot rolled to $52 million, and tonight’s Powerball jackpot is $127 million. The second prize in both of those games is $1 million, and you can multiply that prize into more by adding Megaplier or Power Play.
There’s another state game drawing tonight that offers a large jackpot – the Lotto jackpot is up to $3.1 million. For reference, the annuity option for $3.1 million would pay about $124,000 a year for 25 years.
You're a Lottery player, but your figure it's too much trouble to mess with My Lottery. What would you use loyalty points for anyway, right? Well, you could use them to buy things for your home, like kitchen wares or a Mizzou tapestry. You could also use those points to enter Points for Drawings™ promotions.
This week, we awarded four My Lottery members with a Bose® radio system, and two more won a 3D TV package.
New promotions began this week for a laptop computer and home package promotion called, "Fix it Up, Cook it Up, Turn it Up!" Take a look at all of the items included.
Turn your non-winning tickets (Draw Games, too) into merchandise or another chance to win. Sign up for a free My Lotteryaccount today.
The scammers take advantage of every opportunity, and a high jackpot is a good one. With Mega Millions boasting a $160 million jackpot tonight, the scammers assume more people are playing the game. Maybe it’s top of your mind because lots of people are talking about it, or perhaps you bought a ticket and don’t play regularly. So, when some smooth talking guy calls from a strange area code to tell you about the prize you won, it may sound plausible. I mean, I’ve been trying to win for years!
That’s not the way the Lottery works. To win a prize, you first have to buy a ticket. If you are the lucky winner, you then have to bring the ticket to us. We don’t call you. We don’t know who the winner is until the winning ticket is claimed. You only need one ticket to win, but it all starts with a ticket.
Here’s a great reminder out of Arkansas, where the State Lottery is warning citizens of this type of trick being employed in the region. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Don’t be fooled. Feel free to report any type of fraudulent attempt to the Attorney General via his website.
The Missouri State Fair runs Aug. 7-17. Come join us in Sedalia and "Harvest the Fun!" The Missouri Lottery will be there every day in the Mo-Ag Theater. We share space with Mizzou - it's air-conditioned, and there is ice cream in the building!
You'll want to come for the Scratchers. We'll be selling Draw Games and Scratchers, and any tickets purchased at the fair are eligible for a second-chance drawing. Enter non-winning tickets for points on one of our computer kiosks, and then drop them into the bin for a chance to win $15,000 taxes paid!
On both Saturdays and Sundays of the fair, we'll be giving away limited-edition T-shirts with a $10 purchase. (While supplies last.) Come "harvest the winnings" with the Missouri Lottery at the Missouri State Fair.
Over the next few weeks, you’ll begin seeing new TV commercials from the Missouri Lottery. The new campaign focuses on real Missourians who benefited from the A+ Scholarship Program. Partially funded with Lottery proceeds, A+ Scholarships help Missouri high school students attend community colleges for two years. Some can graduate and go straight on to a career – others continue on to a four-year program with none of the debt.
Meet one of these students – now a professional; Amanda Joggerst.
State offices, including the Missouri Lottery, will be closed Friday in observance of Independence Day. If you're going to be in Jefferson City for fireworks, stop by the beer garden and try Club Keno. We'll also have all Draw Games available.
It's Friday the 13th. Today's date is 6/13/14, and tonight's jackpots contribute to the mystery. The Mega Millions jackpot is $66 million, and tonight's Show Me Cash jackpot is $366,000. Oh, and it's a full moon.