An Introduction to the Missouri Lottery

With its first draw held back in 1988, the Missouri lottery results are eagerly anticipated each week by many of the resident population of 6 million Americans. Since it began, the State has been issuing life changing prizes across a number of games including the Missouri Mega Millions, Powerball and Lotto, offering amazing chances of winning big money for the price of a low cost ticket.


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The underlying aim of those weekly Missouri lottery results is to benefit the local community with a substantial portion of the money raised through the many retail outlets across the State being used to fund education in counties from Jackson to Pemiscot. Each Missouri Mega Millions ticket you buy helps to construct new college and school buildings, provide scholarships for disadvantaged students and help build up the State’s libraries. In short, your lottery flutter will help fund education in the State both now and well into the future.  

But not only does the lottery provide opportunities in education, it also gives people the chance to win large amounts of money. The most recent success story came in November 2014 when Marilyn Boldon bought a 202.6 million dollar Missouri Powerball lottery ticket at a newsstand in St Louis. Lottery results are announced each evening on the local TV station and millions wait in anticipation to see if they have won big.

And every so often, someone wins that mind blowing prize.


Missouri Lottery Games

There are a number of ways you can get those Missouri lottery winning numbers and the top prizes vary from the multi-millions down to several thousands. All the games offer players the chance to win a life changing amount of money for just a bit of pocket change per line. But, as with all games of chance, you have to buy the ticket to take part, whether it’s for Missouri Mega Millions, Powerball or one of the newer lottery games such as Club Keno.


Missouri Mega Millions

If you have dreams of winning big then Missouri Mega Millions is the game for you. The initial jackpot starts at a stunning $15 million and increases every time the jackpot isn’t won. That means prizes can reach phenomenal amounts and the biggest in history across the US, so far, was $652 million back in 2012.

The chances of winning the Missouri Mega Millions jackpot is one in nearly 260 million and though it hasn’t yet been won in the State, some big prizes have been netted by players including a cool million dollars for one lucky winner last Halloween 2014.

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The game is simple to play and the draws for the winning Missouri Mega Millions ticket take place on Tuesday and Fridays at 10 pm Central Time each week. You can buy your ticket from any one of the registered retailers in the State and each play costs just $1.

You choose 5 numbers between 1 and 75 and a Mega Ball number between 1 and 15 and if you match all 6 you win a share of the jackpot. Even if you match just a few numbers you stand to win some money. For instance, matching 4 main ball numbers could win you around $1,000, an amount that most of us would be happy with.

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Missouri Powerball lottery

Another popular game is the Missouri Powerball lottery which has seen some big wins in the State over the last few years.

The jackpot starts at $40 million and increases each week if there’s not an outright winner and the biggest cash prize in the US was $590,500,000 back in 2013. Missouri has had more luck with the Powerball lottery with one big $202 million winner recently as well as several smaller but equally life changing amounts.


The game costs $2 per play and draws are held on TV every Wednesday and Saturday at 10pm Central Time. You choose five numbers between 1 and 59 and an additional Powerball number between 1 and 35 and if you match all 6 you are in line for a share of the jackpot. The odds of getting all six numbers on the Missouri Powerball lottery are around 175 million to 1.

You can select the numbers yourself or use the Quick Pick option where the computer choses them for you. Buy your ticket and then sit back and wait for the Missouri lottery results.

Lump Sum Option

With both the Missouri Mega Millions and Powerball Lottery you can opt to take your jackpot winnings as a lump sum or an annuity. The lump sum is less than the advertised amount but many people go for this option because they want their prize all in one go. The annuity gives you yearly payments for the next 29 years and is for the full amount. Whichever you choose, your winnings will be liable to federal and Missouri lottery tax.

Missouri lottery $250K Triple Pay

One of the most recent games in the Missouri lottery stable is the $250K Triple Pay which is proving very popular with local residents. You get 3 games to play with 9 chances of winning for a $2 stake which gives you the chance of winning the top prize of $250,000. Draws are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:00pm.

You select four numbers between 1 and 60 and mark them on your slip. The lottery Quick Pick computer will then pick your other 8 $250 Triple Pay numbers and add them to the game. Match 4 numbers on game 1 and you could win the $250K jackpot at odds approaching half a million to 1.

Missouri lottery Pick 3

If you want to play daily then the Missouri lottery Pick 3 option is probably for you. It offers small pay-outs of up to $600 but the odds are much more favourable. You select 3 numbers between 0 and 9 and then opt for how you want your numbers to match – for example in the exact order they are drawn or in any order – and the odds of winning vary accordingly. If you opt to match Missouri lottery Pick 3 numbers in an exact order the odds are about a thousand to one and the pay-out is $600.
The cost of a ticket varies between 50 cents and $1 and draws are held every day both at midday and in the evening.


Missouri Lottery Club Keno

Another popular Missouri lottery game is Club Keno that gives you the chance of winning up to $100,000. It’s a fast paced draw game which gives you a wide range of opportunities to net the top prize. 20 numbers are drawn every 4 minutes and you can elect to wager from $1 or more, choosing the Club Keno draw numbers you want. The game is played at many restaurants, bars and clubs and you can also opt to play Keno to Go at grocery stores across the Missouri State.

Missouri Scratch Cards

Like many other states, you can get the right Missouri lottery results when you buy an instant win scratch card. There are over 90 different ones to choose from and give you the chance of winning anything up to $5 million. Tickets cost between $1 and $5 and are available at any registered lottery vendor across the State, including many bars and convenience stores.

Missouri Lottery Winners

There have been quite a few lucky people who have woken up to find they have the perfect Missouri lottery winning numbers with millions being handed out on a monthly basis. November 2014 was a big one for the State’s residents and for one very lucky Texas gal. Marilyn Boldon bought her $202 million jackpot winning ticket in a convenience store in St Louis, Missouri for the Powerball lottery draw that month. But she wasn’t the only winner of a sizeable amount. A million dollar Powerball pay-out went to 12 syndicate members who took home over $83,000 each to make their lives more comfortable.

In November 2014, 61 year old Richard Whaley netted $467,000 on the Show Me the Cash game, something that reputedly sent the grandfather ‘white as a sheet’.

Brenda Scoggins had double luck in just a couple of years with scratch cards. Back in 2013 she won $100,000 on the Millionaire scratcher, but she had also won a similar amount on a game in 2012, making her one of the luckiest lottery results winners in Missouri. Antoinett Ivicsics became the lottery’s 387th millionaire when she netted a $3 million windfall in 2013 from the Taxes Paid scratch card.

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Back in August 2012, 12 Anapolis buddies shared a $250,000 Missouri Mega Millions prize, netting them each a comfortable $44,000 before tax. That same year, a Granby man won the whole £250,000 for himself after taking a gamble on the lottery because it was his birthday. In 2011, Gladstone resident Tara Crandall netted £200,000 on the Powerball lottery and Pamela Imboden walked into a convenience store and left a few minutes later $225,000 better off after playing Show Me Cash.

Across the State, thousands have been affected by the Missouri lottery results on a daily basis, some winning small amounts, others pocketing enough to allow them to quit their jobs and live comfortably off their windfalls. Still others win because of the money that is collected for educational initiatives across the State.


Missouri Lottery Tax

All lottery winnings are liable for Missouri lottery tax as well as federal taxation. How much you pay obviously depends a lot on how much you win. A Missouri Mega Millions jackpot win could see you giving over a significant amount of money to the lottery tax in the State though you’ll still be left with plenty to spend on your new lifestyle.

Missouri Lottery History

Since the Missouri lottery results were first announced back in 1986, almost $5 billion has been raised for good causes including education and development in the State. In 2014 sales were in excess of $1 billion across all outlets making it one of the most successful years for Missouri.

Agreement for running a lottery in the State was given in November 1984 and the first game, Jackpot 86, ran in January 1986. They didn’t have to wait too long for their first big winner when the next month a retired butcher had Missouri lottery numbers that netted him over $2 million. Over the next few years more games were added, including the Lotto and Pull-Tabs. The big Missouri Powerball lottery began in 1992 and, in the same year, it was agreed that the proceeds from all lotteries should go into education for the State.

The next big winners came in 1995 when Dan Greenwood and his wife won over $4 million on the Lotto and, in 1997, lottery sales went over $3 billion, with almost $1 billion donated to good educational causes. The first Powerball jackpot win came in 2003 when Bill and Claudia Walkenbach shared half of a $261 million pay-out, the largest ever individual win in Missouri at the time.

The Missouri lottery results were good to one family in particular when Susan Palmer won $5.5 million playing Lotto – her father had bagged over 2 million when he won the same game jackpot back in 2002. In 2010, Missouri began to sell Mega Millions lottery tickets for the first time while Chris Shaw from Marshall became the biggest winner on Powerball to date, taking home the $258 million jackpot.


Other Missouri Lottery Information

6.1 cents in every dollar goes to the retailers who sell tickets for the Missouri lottery. You need to register your business with the State organisers if you want to sell lottery tickets and those Missouri lottery winning numbers can net business owners a healthy bonus if they issue the jackpot number for something like Mega Millions or Powerball.

You can now keep track of those Missouri lottery results on your smartphone with either an android and iPhone app. That means you don’t have to tune into the TV on the draw night but can get updates straight to your phone for all your favourite games such as Mega Millions and Powerball, even Lotto and Show Me Cash.

With the money that it raises for education in the State, it’s no wonder why the residents of Missouri love to play the lottery. Not only can those winning numbers net them a significant amount of money, it also helps to educate and develop the region’s children and students. 

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