How Soaring Jackpots Impacted Missouri



Dueling Mega Millions® and Powerball® jackpots in October grabbed the attention of seasoned, occasional and first-time lottery players, causing the jackpots to swell to a combined $2.2 billion. While no one in Missouri won either of the jackpots, player interest created a lasting impact.
Based on the record Mega Millions and Powerball jackpot runs, which lasted from July 27 to Oct. 23 and Aug. 15 to Oct. 27, respectively:

  • Missouri Lottery retailers received more than $3.7 million in bonuses and commissions
  • Missouri public education benefitted more than $23.7 million
  • Missouri Lottery players won more than $31.9 million in prizes