mo lottery en Mo. Lottery sales reach $1.14B in 2013 budget year <p>Missouri Lottery sales rose to another record high during the 2013 budget year.</p><p>The Lottery says it sold $1.14 billion of tickets during the fiscal year that ended June 30. That's up 4 percent from the previous year's total of $1.1 billion.</p><p>Lottery sales have set new high marks each of the past three years.</p><p>Executive Director May Scheve Reardon attributes the increased sales to a new advertising campaign and several large Powerball jackpots. She also cites the beginning of a new loyalty program and strong sales in several other Lottery games.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 21:58:06 +0000 Associated Press 36758 at Mo. Lottery sales reach $1.14B in 2013 budget year Audit gives Mo. Lottery 'good' rating <p>A new state review rates the performance of the Missouri Lottery Commission as "good."<br>State Auditor Tom Schweich released his office's findings Tuesday and says the lottery has been run well.</p><p>The audit did question the lottery for renegotiating and entering into long-term contracts instead of rebidding contracts for services. It also noted that in 2010 and 2011, about $4.9 million of expenses for promotional items, event sponsorships and payments to advertising agencies were not included when advertising costs were reported to lawmakers.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 14:20:00 +0000 Associated Press 25133 at Audit gives Mo. Lottery 'good' rating