Missouri lottery players are lucky players. Just a month after the very first Missouri lottery game was launched in 1986 (called Jackpot ’86) one lucky ticket holder won $2.1 million. This was the lottery’s first ever jackpot and it helped one lucky retired butcher from Kansas City become the first MO Lottery winner.
This was just the start for the MO lottery, with hundreds more jackpot winning tickets sold over the years. In 2011, over 300 Missouri lottery tickets sold in just that year were worth more than $1 million. The jackpots have added up to over $3 billion in total, making Missouri one very lucky state.
Powerball Missouri is another popular game among local lottery players. However, Mega Millions tickets only went on sale in Missouri in 2010, whilst Cash4Life in April 2021. Missouri offers three multi-state games and plenty of single state draw games, including the Missouri Lotto.
Since it began, the Missouri Lottery has come on in leaps and bounds. Proceeds help to finance education programs with close to $4 billion donated over the years.