In November 1984, Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved the Missouri Lottery by passing Amendment 5, which repealed a section of the state’s constitution prohibiting a lottery. In June 1985, SB44 passed the General Assembly with 70% of the vote, making the Missouri Lottery the 23rd lottery in the U.S. In January 1986, the first instant game ticket, Jackpot ’86, went on sale to the public. The Lottery offers instant tickets as well as in-state and multi-state draw games.
Proceeds from the Lottery benefit Missouri public education and over the years have represented around 4% of the total funding for Missouri’s public schools. Approximately 25% of the Lottery proceeds are distributed to public education.
A person must be 18 to play or purchase Missouri Lottery tickets. Lottery tickets must be purchased from a licensed Missouri Lottery retailer. The Lottery is prohibited from mailing tickets across state lines or selling tickets over the internet. A winner of the Lottery cannot remain anonymous; Missouri state law requires the Lottery to release a winner’s name, their city of residence and the prize amount.
Missouri joined the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) on 25 September 1987, and after the U.S. Supreme Court approved the sales of (MUSL game) Lotto America on 5 January 1988, the Missouri Lottery started selling Lotto America tickets on 3 February. Later in 1988, on 2 August, Missouri voters approved Amendment 3, which removed and raised several Lottery restrictions, including the maximum prize payout.
On 10 May 1990, pull-tabs were first offered to the public.
On 19 April 1992, Powerball sales started, replacing the MUSL Lotto America game. Then, on 4 August, 78% of voters approved Amendment 11 designating Lottery proceeds to benefit public education. The Amendment went into effect on 1 July 1993.
On 24 January 2002, the Lottery Commission approved offering Club Keno, which was offered for sale on 28 May 2002. And on 1 July, the amount of time to redeem a winning ticket was reduced from one year to 180 days.
On 30 June 2009, the Lottery officially ended all pull-tab games and announced the beginning of the 180-day ticket redemption period.
On 31 January 2010, the Lottery began selling Mega Millions tickets after signing a MUSL agreement on 7 October 2009 to cross-sell Powerball and Mega Millions. On 7 June, Keno To Go was launched, which makes Club Keno available for sale at all retailers. On 28 July, Club Keno drawings were changed to run every four minutes, increasing the number of times the game can be played in an hour.
In September 2014, Gov. Jay Nixon moved to improve oversight of the Missouri Lottery by appointing five new lottery commissioners. The move for more oversight was a result of Missouri Lottery sales increasing while the distribution of revenue to the state was decreasing. Among the things the new commissioners will be examining are the marketing and prize pool budgets.Missouri Lotteries In November 1984, Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved the Missouri Lottery by passing Amendment 5, which repealed a section of the state’s constitution prohibiting a
Missouri Lottery (MO): Results, Winning Numbers, & Fun Facts!
About the Missouri Lottery
The Missouri Lottery is run by the state of Missouri, and held its first ever drawing back in 1988. In the beginning, funds raised by the Lottery were directed to the state’s General Revenue fund. That changed in 1992, when voters decided that the funds be used for education programs instead.
Missouri Lottery Tickets
Missouri Lottery tickets can be purchased from any authorized retailer within the state of Missouri.
Winning tickets are valid for 180 days after the draw date, which means that players must claim their prizes within that time frame.
Can I buy MO Lottery tickets online?
No. Missouri law prohibits the sale of Missouri Lottery tickets over the internet.
Missouri Lottery Games and Drawing Schedule
The original in-state draw game of the Missouri Lottery, Lotto gives players a shot at becoming an instant millionaire. Jackpots start at $1 million and grow until someone wins. With the EZ Match and Doubler features, your chances at winning become even better!
Lotto drawings are held two times a week, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8:59 PM CST.
Show Me Cash
Show Me Cash features another rolling jackpot, but this time starting at $50,000. It also carries the EZ Match bonus game mode for added chances of winning. Show Me Cash drawings are held every day, Mondays through Sundays at 8:59 PM CST.
Lucky For Life
With the chance to win $1,000 per day for life, what’s not to love about Lucky For Life? There’s 10 prize tiers in total and your overall odds of winning are much better than in most games. Lucky For Life Drawings are held Mondays and Thursdays, at 9:38 PM CST.
Club Keno & Keno To Go
Missouri Lottery’s two Keno games are played exactly the same. They feature the same game rules and prizes, and the only difference is where they are available.
To participate in Keno, you can play anywhere from 1 to 10 numbers (spots), then set your wager and how many times you’d like to play. The Multiplier, Bulls-Eye, and Double Bulls-Eye features add even more customization, allowing you to multiply your winnings by up to 10 times!
Club Keno and Keno To Go drawings are held daily, every four minutes.
Win up to $600 every day with Pick 3. To play, pick 3 single-digit numbers to form a single 3-digit number. Match the draw in exact order or in any order to win. You can also win by matching the first or last 2 digits, 1-off matches, or combination – allowing for many ways of winning.
Pick 3 drawings are held twice every day, at 12:45 PM and 8:59 PM CST.
Win up to $6,000 with Pick 4. This game features a similar set of rules to Pick 3, but you must pick 4 numbers to play. Pick 4 drawings are held twice a day, at 12:45 PM and 8:59 PM CST.
Here’s a rundown of the Missouri Lottery’s weekly schedule:
|Lotto||Wednesdays and Saturdays||8:59 PM|
|Show Me Cash||Daily||8:59 PM|
|Lucky For Life||Mondays and Thursdays||9:38 PM|
|Club Keno||Daily||every 4 minutes|
|Pick 3||Daily||12:45 PM, 8:59 PM|
|Pick 4||Daily||12:45 PM, 8:59 PM|
Notable Winners of Missouri Lotteries
Here are some of the Missouri Lottery’s notable winners:
- Kathy Lamkemeyer won $1.3 million from playing Lotto last February 25, 2017.
- Brenda Engelbrecht won $143,000 from playing Show Me Cash last December 8, 2018.
- Sheila Anderson won $3,250 from playing Pick 4 last December 3, 2018 – marking her third win. She had won $1,300 from Club Keno in 2016, and $169,000 from Show Me Cash in 2012.
Missouri Lottery Scratchers
The Missouri Lottery provides dozens of instant games, called Scratchers, for you to choose from. Ticket prices range from $1 to $30, and some of the biggest prizes go all the way up to $10 million!
Missouri Lottery Second Chances – What is Second Chance?
Second chance drawings are promotional events that the Missouri Lottery occasionally runs that allow players to submit eligible Scratcher tickets for the chance to win cash prizes, paid trips, and more.
How does Second Chance work for the MO Lottery?
To find out what second chance promotions Missouri Lottery currently has available, you can visit the Missouri Lottery’s promotions page for the latest information. In order to participate, you must create an account with the Missouri Lottery Player’s Club.
Information on the Missouri Lottery
Missouri Lottery Offices
The Missouri Lottery is headquartered in 1823 Southridge Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109-1603. You can call them at the following numbers:
- Phone: (573) 751-4050
- Fax: (573) 751-5188
- Winner’s Hotline: (573) 751-1111
The Missouri Lottery also has district offices in the following locations:
- Kansas: 3630 Arrowhead Ave., Independence, MO 64057
- Springfield: 1506 E. Raynell, Springfield, MO 65804
- St. Louis: 1831 Craig Park Ct., St. Louis, MO 63146
Missouri Lottery Customer Support
If you’d like to get in touch with Missouri Lottery representatives, you may contact them through the following channels:
Missouri Lottery Social Accounts
For more information and regular updates, you can also follow the Missouri Lottery on any of their social media accounts:
Missouri Lottery Apps and Technology
Get the latest news and updates from the Missouri Lottery directly from your mobile device or phone. You can download the official Missouri Lottery app directly from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
The Missouri Lottery App lets you:
- Scan your draw game and Scratcher tickets to find any winners
- Check the most recent results and winning numbers
- Log into and manage your Player’s Club account.
- Participate in second chance drawings.
- View the latest promotions.
- and more.