Missouri Lottery director resigns amid rift with state commission
The director of the Missouri Lottery is on his way out.
Executive Director Larry Jansen said Monday that he was resigning in response to the Lottery Commission's interest in changing the agency's direction.
Lottery sales fell nearly 3 percent last fiscal year after peaking at almost $1 billion in 2008. Gov. Jay Nixon's administration has cited a continued decline in Lottery sales as a reason for cuts to Missouri's online school and some other educational programs that depend on its proceed ...
Nov 9, 2009, 10:52 pm - Lottery News forum
Missouri couple captures $4.4M lottery ticket
Heather and Jason McCarty's wedding anniversary this week (their 10th) will be just a wee bit more special this time around.
Jason McCarty, 36, bought a winning lottery ticket last weekend worth $4.4 million at the Q-Stop IV at 914 Bryan Road off Interstate 70 in O'Fallon. He purchased a $5 Quick Pick Lotto ticket that selected the six winning numbers: 21, 23, 26, 35, 36 and 38 for the jackpot.
He came home and said, 'Here, happy anniversary, his wife, Heather McCarty, 37, was quoted as s ...
Sep 2, 2009, 7:00 pm - Lottery News forum
Missouri Lottery raffle makes a millionaire
Somebody is $1 million richer following the Missouri Lottery's Million-Dollar Raffle drawing, which was held today.
One winning raffle number was drawn for the $1 million top prize, four winning numbers were drawn to win $100,000 and 440 lucky players' winning numbers were drawn to receive $500.
The complete list of winning numbers is available on Lottery Post's Missouri Lottery Results page (www.lotterypost.com/results/mo).
The winning raffle number for the top prize of $1 million is 0 ...
Jan 20, 2009, 7:56 pm - Lottery News forum
Missouri Pick 3 players get bonus drawing
A special promotion is giving Missouri Lottery Pick 3 players a shot at doubling their chances of winning cash in the Midday drawing.
From Oct. 19 through Nov. 15, the Lottery will draw the winning Pick 3 numbers along with a second drawing from among three white balls and one orange ball. If the orange ball is drawn, the Lottery will draw a bonus set of Pick 3 numbers, giving players a second chance to win cash to win from the same ticket purchase.
Even though there are no balls utilized ...
Oct 15, 2008, 7:00 pm - Lottery News forum
Missouri Lottery sold tickets after game ended
Players to get refunds if they saved their tickets
The Missouri Lottery blundered Monday when it ended one numbers game and launched another, but will correct their mistake for players who saved their game tickets.
A total of 473 people were able to buy lottery tickets for the Show Me 5 Paydown game on Monday, even though the game's final drawing was held Sunday evening.
On Monday, the Missouri Lottery replaced its twice-daily Show Me 5 Paydown game with Show Me Cash, a similar Pick 5-s ...
Sep 10, 2008, 12:04 pm - Lottery News forum
Missouri Lottery changing games Monday
Missouri Lottery players will get a new numbers game Monday, but also lose one.
Show Me Cash, a daily on-line drawing, is set to begin Monday when the twice-daily and struggling Show Me 5 Paydown game goes out of business.
Lottery spokesman Gary Gonder said the new Pick 5-style game would offer players bigger jackpots and better odds of winning.
The top prize in every Paydown drawing was a tax-free, lump sum $50,000. But if no player won that prize, cash trickled down to increase the a ...
Sep 6, 2008, 2:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Study ranks Missouri lottery as ninth best in U.S.
Lottery Post tapped for examples of computerized drawing problems in other states
Many rush to buy tickets when the lottery pool reaches the millions, but do you ever wonder how transparent Missouri's lottery system is? Turns out, Missouri ranks in the top ten for disclosure and fairness, compared to the other 43 states that offer lotteries.
In a study by San Antonio professor Gerald Busald released Dec. 14, Missouri ranked ninth overall. California and Pennsylvania scored first and second ...
Jan 4, 2008, 4:02 pm - Lottery News forum
Is the lottery shortchanging schools?
According to the North American Assoc. of State and Provincial Lotteries, 42 states and the District of Columbia run lotteries, and more than half claim the games boost funding for education. But CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian found that lotteries aren't exactly providing a windfall for schools.
If you listen to state lottery ads, we're supposed to believe that all the numbers are supposedly adding up to more and more money for education.
Lotteries help, but n ...
Sep 19, 2007, 12:38 pm - Lottery News forum
Last-minute lottery ticket wins $254 million Powerball jackpot
A retired electrician and World War II veteran is the winner of the largest lottery jackpot ever sold in Missouri worth more than a quarter of a billion dollars.
Jim Wilson II's, 84, and his wife, Shirley, say they will share the money with three sons. One of those sons, Terry Wilson, who said he hasn't had a vacation in 30 years, likely will be headed to Australia for some rest and recreation.
Jim Wilson came forward Monday to claim the winning prize from last Wednesday's drawing, said ...
Jan 29, 2007, 5:26 pm - Lottery News forum
$254 million Powerball lottery ticket richest ever in Missouri
The winner of the largest lottery jackpot ever sold in Missouri worth more than a quarter of a billion dollars bought the ticket at a suburban St. Louis grocery store, state lottery officials said Thursday.
One person matched all six numbers drawn Wednesday - 9, 19, 29, 42, 53 and the Powerball number 17. The winner of the $254 million prize had not yet come forward. The ticket was sold at the Dierbergs grocery store on Tesson Ferry Road in south St. Louis County.
We're very excited, ...
Jan 26, 2007, 10:39 am - Lottery News forum