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Education
4:58 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Mo. Lottery sales reach $1.14B in 2013 budget year

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Missouri Lottery sales rose to another record high during the 2013 budget year.

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.

Lottery sales have set new high marks each of the past three years.

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.

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Politics
5:10 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Mo. House panel mulls privacy for lottery winners

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A Missouri House committee is considering bill that would allow lottery winners to remain anonymous after claiming their prizes.

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Politics
4:48 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Lottery win could give small boost to Mo. coffers

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The sale of a winning Powerball ticket in northwest Missouri could mean about $10 million in unexpected income tax revenue for the state.

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PM Newscasts
5:59 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Newscast for July 17, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Mo. declared federal agricultural disaster area
  • Mo. lottery has no plan for extra money
  • State government receives $38 million in national mortgage settlement
Politics
5:50 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Lottery has no plan for extra money

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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.

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PM Newscasts
5:38 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Newscast for April 10, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • The likely culprit behind the E Coli outbreak.
  • The restoration of funding to public education.
  • Senator McCaskill's fundraising efforts.
Education
5:05 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Lottery allows restoration of education funding

 

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is restoring about $6.8 million that he previously cut from public education because of budget concerns.

Nixon's administration said Tuesday it is providing $5 million for transportation assistance at K-12 schools and $200,000 for fine arts and scholars academies.

Cuts to two scholarship programs also were reversed. The Access Missouri scholarship will get more than $357,000 and nearly $650,000 will go to the A+ Schools program.

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Politics
8:59 am
Mon March 26, 2012

Mo. House members want to move funds away from state lottery

Lawmakers want to divert funds away from state lottery to aid veterans' homes.
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Missouri House members are seeking to boost funding for veterans' homes by diverting more of Missouri's lottery proceeds to the state budget — leaving less for prizes.

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