Missouri Celebrates 20 Years of Lottery - Thursday 26th of January 2006

MISSOURI – As reported by the Kansas City Star: "The Missouri Lottery celebrates its 20th birthday this month by giving Missourians a six-digit birthday present.

"Tickets went on sale Monday for the special 'Dream Draw' raffle game that runs through Feb. 23. Weekly tax prepaid prizes of $20,000 will be awarded, along with a tax-free grand prize of $200,000. The $2 game also offers a number of $20 instant winners.

"The state lottery has come a long way since January 1986, when the first scratch-off game, 'Jackpot '86,' was introduced.

"Since then, $8.5 billion in total sales has generated $4.8 billion in player prizes and $2.5 billion for public education and other state purposes.

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