Missouri Lottery

Education funding
5:06 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Education Funding Could Take A Hit As Lotto, Gaming Revenue Drops

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The amount of money education in Missouri receives from casino gaming and the lottery is down significantly, according to Gov. Jay Nixon's budget office.

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Paying For Education
9:13 pm
Sun October 26, 2014

Commentary: Does Missouri Need A Lottery? Yes

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State Rep. John Diehl, R-Town and Country, advances an interesting proposition: eliminate the Missouri State Lottery. More than 40 states have lotteries; and 23, including Missouri, use the funds to finance K through 12 education.

His plan is to place a referendum on the 2016 ballot for the voters to decide.

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Missouri Lottery
1:09 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Diehl Calls For Doing Away With Missouri's 30-Year-Old Lottery

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Missouri state Rep. John Diehl, who is expected to be the next speaker of the state House, says he plans to push to get rid of Missouri’s state lottery.

Diehl, a Republican from Town and Country, expects to sponsor a bill to get such a proposal on the 2016 statewide ballot.

Diehl calls the Missouri Lottery, in place since 1984, “a dishonest way to fund public education."

Still, he acknowledges that it's unclear whether Missouri voters will agree with him.

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St. Louis on the Air
1:31 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

A Closer Look At Missouri's Ballot Issues

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Missouri's Aug. 5 primary ballot includes several Constitutional amendments, but none has been as contentious as Amendment 7, the transportation tax proposal.

Amendment 7

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Missouri Lottery
12:35 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Check Your Lottery Tickets: Did You Win $2.7 Million?

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Someone is holding a $2.7 million winning Missouri Lotto ticket, but lottery officials don't yet know who the lucky person is.

The Lotto ticket purchased at a QuikTrip in the St. Louis County town of Florissant matched all six numbers in the drawing from Saturday. The winning numbers are 14, 20, 21, 24, 25 and 35.

There were other winners over the weekend, too. Lottery officials say someone in Hannibal won $250,000 playing Mega Millions on Friday, and a $232,000 Show Me Cash ticket was sold Saturday in St. Louis.

Powerball Winner
9:38 am
Tue August 14, 2012

That crumpled Powerball ticket in your pocket might be a $1M winner

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Missouri Lottery officials are still seeking out the holder of a Powerball ticket worth $1 million.

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Missouri Lottery
5:05 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Jackpot: St. Louis man claims $2.7M lottery prize

Illinois' anti-gambling lobby is speaking out against a plan to sell lottery tickets on the Internet. Illinois lottery officials want lotto tickets available online by next spring.
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A St. Louis man has claimed a $2.7 million jackpot in the Missouri Lottery's Lotto game.

Lottery officials said Tuesday that 62-year-old Steven Niemczyk bought the winning ticket for the July 21 Lotto drawing at a convenience store in St. Louis. The winning numbers were 2, 13, 14, 15, 19 and 38.

The lottery says Niemczyk has chosen to receive the prize in 25 annual installments.

Missouri Lottery
10:16 am
Mon July 23, 2012

We have a winner: $2.7M winning lottery ticket sold in St. Louis

A winning ticket valued at $2.7 million was sold in St. Louis, according to Missouri Lottery officials. A winner has not yet come forward.
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The winner has yet to come forward, but Missouri Lottery officials say someone is holding a ticket worth $2.7 million.

Lottery officials say the ticket was sold at a QuikTrip on Gravois Road for the July 21 Missouri Lotto drawing. The winning numbers were 2, 13, 14, 15, 19 and 38.

The winner is encouraged to sign the back of the ticket, then put it in a safe place before taking it to one of the four Lottery offices in the state to claim the prize. Those offices are in St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Jefferson City.

Lottery / Missouri Budget
3:16 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Mo. Lottery: there's no plan to generate $35M lawmakers hoped for

Officials at the Missouri Lottery have no strategy to generate an additional $35 million that legislative budget writers and Gov. Jay Nixon's administration had hoped would help avoid cuts to government services.
A Lottery spokesman told The Associated Press on Tuesday that its goal is to generate about $289 million for education during the fiscal year that began July 1. That would be an increase of little more than 3 percent from last year.

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Lottery Winner
11:02 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Have you won three lottery prizes this year? Well, this man has.

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For the third time this year, an eastern Missouri man has won a substantial prize in the Missouri Lottery.

Lottery officials say Ronald Cordsiemon Sr. of Elsberry's latest prize is a $20,000 winner for the "Silver Anniversary" scratchers game, purchased at a Casey's General Store in Elsberry. He also won a $100,000 Lottery prize in January and $610 playing Lotto.

Luck apparently runs in the family. Cordsiemon's son won a $50,000 Lottery prize Christmas Day last year.