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Missouri Lottery glance

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

THEN - 1986

-- Only one instant game (at any one time) and one Numbers Game (Missouri Lotto).

-- Scratchers games cost $1.

-- Could only buy Scratchers tickets at retail counter.

-- Players had to have retailer check tickets in terminal.

-- All proceeds go to the state's General Revenue Fund.

-- Fiscal year 1987 transfer was more than $80 million.

-- Administrative costs were 14 percent of sales.

-- Prizes were restricted to 45 percent of sales.

-- One daily game, one daily draw.

-- Lottery numbers drawn with ball machines.

-- Jackpots went as high as $5.2 million

-- Jackpots were paid only in annuitized prizes.

-- Winners had 365 days to claim prizes.

-- Players received information from retailers and Lottery officials.

-- Players entered second-chance drawings at retail locations, through the mail and at Lottery offices.

-- Six Numbers Games, approximately 45 Scratchers ticket per year (several sold simultaneously -- more than 600 introduced to date) and approximately 20 Pull-Tab games per year (several sold simultaneously -- more than 200 introduced to date).

-- Can redeem Scratchers at any Missouri Lottery retailer.

-- Scratchers games cost $1, $2, $3, $5 and $10. -- Can buy Scratchers tickets from retail counters or from vending machines.

-- Players can check tickets themselves at Check-A-Ticket devices.

-- All proceeds go to Missouri's public education. The fiscal year 2006 transfer was more than $218.2 million.

-- Administrative costs are 5 percent of sales.

-- No restrictions; prize payouts average 61.6 percent of sales.

-- Three daily games, drawn twice a day.

-- Jackpots reach as high as $340 million.

-- Jackpot winners can receive their prize as an annuity or as one cash payment. -- Winners have 180 days to claim prizes.

-- Players can now obtain extensive information from the Lottery's Web site in addition to retailers and Lottery offices.

-- Players can enter second-chance drawings online, saving players thousands of dollars in time and postage, in addition to entering at retail locations, through the mail and at Lottery offices. Source: Missouri Lottery