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Missouri Lottery General Information

The Missouri Lottery plays four state drawn game - Pick 3 (with midday and evening draws), Pick 4 (with midday and evening drawss), Show Me Cash, and Lotto. Plus, two multiple-state games - Powerball and Mega Millions. There also a quas-instant game called Club Keno which is drawn every 4 minutes, and which we do not attemp to include in this web site. Compared to other states, the Missouri Lottery offers a high variety of lottery games.

Missouri Lottery draws can be viewed at Missouri Lottery drawing streaming video page.

This page is a quick reference, or a summary of the most relevant information contained in the Missouri Lottery web site. Links to details are provided for more pertinent information.

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Missouri Lotteries Drawing Days and Times

The following table lists the drawing schedule of all Missouri lottery games. Drawing times are local and approximate.

GameDraw DaysDraw Time
Pick 3 DayEveryday12:45 p.m
Pick 3 EveningEveryday9 p.m
Pick 4 DayEveryday12:45 p.m
Pick 4 EveningEveryday9 p.m
Show Me CashEveryday9 p.m
LottoWednesday and Saturday9 p.m.
Mega MillionsTuesday and Friday10 p.m
PowerballWednesday and Saturday10 p.m.


Missouri Lottery Games - Types, Top Prizes, Odds

The following is a compact summary of each Missouri lottery game. It includes a brief description of how to play a game, the top prizes/jackpots, and the odds of winning the top prize. You can click on a game name for detailed information.

GameHow to PlayTop PrizeTop Prize Odds
Pick 3Select 3-digits 000 to 999$6001 in 1,000

Pick 4Select 4-digits 0000 to 9999

$6,0001 in 10,000
Show Me CashSelect 5 numbers, 1 through 39

$50,000+
Rollover, Pari-mutuel
1 in 575,757
LottoSelect 6 numbers, 1 through 44

$1,000,000+
Rollover, Pari-mutuel
1 in 3,529,526
Mega MillionsSelect 5 numbers, 1 through 56
+ 1 Megaball number, 1 through 46
$12,000,000
Rollover, Pari-mutuel
1 in 175,711,536
PowerballSelect 5 numbers, 1 through 59
+ 1 Powerball number, 1 through 39
$20,000,000 +
Rollover, Pari-mutuel
1 in 195,249,054

Top prizes listed with "rollover" are the starting amount. The Jackpot prizes will grow after every draw until someone wins. Pari-mutuel prize structure means players' winnings are determined by dividing the prize pool allocated for that winning category by the number of winners.

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Missouri Lottery General Rules and Regulations

The following are the most prominent rules and regulations that the player should be aware of before playing the Missouri lottery games.

  • Missouri Lottery players must be 18 years of age or older.
  • It is the player’s responsibility to check his or her ticket to make sure it represents the correct game, draw date, numbers requested and has a visible bar code or serial number
  • The ticket, not the playslip, is the only valid proof of your number selection, and it is the only valid receipt to claim a prize.
  • A ticket is a bearer instrument. It is recommended that the ticket be signed at the time of purchase.
  • The Missouri Lottery is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. Tickets are void and will not be paid if determined stolen, unissued, illegible, mutilated, altered in whole or part, misregistered, defective, incomplete, printed or produced in error, multiply-printed, or if the ticket fails any of the Missouri Lottery’s confidential validation tests. Liability for void tickets is limited to replacement of the ticket or refund of sales price.
  • The holder of a winning ticket may win in only one prize category per $1 or 50-cent play board and shall be paid the prize in the highest category won.
  • Please see also the Missouri Lottery Games Official Rules.


Claiming Prizes of the Missouri Lottery

Here are the steps you have to follow if you are a lucky winner of any Missouri lottery,

  • Winning tickets must be claimed within 180 days of the last winning draw date on the ticket.
  • Any Lottery prize may be claimed in person or by mail.
  • Missouri Lottery retailers may be able to redeem prizes up to $600 (pending the store's cash balances for that day). You can also claim your prize in person at any of the Lottery's offices.
  • For any prize of $601 and above, you must submit an official Missouri Lottery winner claim form with your winning ticket. A photo ID is also required when claiming your prize. It is also your responsibility to complete IRS Form W-9 — Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification. This form is required for any taxable winnings of $601 and above.
  • Prizes which are $1 million and higher, are paid either in annual installments or in a lump sum.
  • All Lottery winnings are subject to federal and state taxes. The Missouri Lottery is required to withhold 4% Missouri state tax on prizes of $601 or more, along with 25% federal tax for prizes of more than $5,000. Winners may owe additional taxes for the prize or they may receive a refund, depending on personal income.

For further information, please see the Missouri lottery How to Claim page.

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Where do the Missouri Lottery profits go?

Approximately 26.6 cents of every dollar spent on the Missouri Lottery benefits Missouri's public education programs.

"Lottery funds help support a variety of programs including the A+ program, Virtual Schools, Special Education Excess Costs, construction of college and university buildings, library acquisitions and educational scholarships. These programs and others that receive Lottery money provide the resources that help Missouri students fulfill their individual dreams — dreams that define Missouri's future and ultimately benefit all of Missouri residents."

More information can be found here



Information on Each Missouri Lottery Game

Further information on each Missouri lottery lottery game such as how to play, how to win, prizes, etc., is available on this site at the following pages.


Disclaimer

US-Lotteries.com is not in any way affiliated with the Missouri Lottery. The information listed here is just a summary of important facts extracted from Missouri Lottery web site. The main purpose of US-Lotteries.com is to present statistics and analysis of winning numbers, plus, online tools and calculators such as wheels and combinations generators. Click below to see the contents of the tools available for each game.

Pick 3     Pick 4     Show Me Cash     Lotto     Mega Millions     Powerball

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Missouri lottery Games Data and Analysis Menu
Pick 3
- Pick 3 Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Boxes(Combos)
- Triples
- Digits Analysis
- Straights Analysis
- Boxes Analysis
- Pairs
- Sums
- Combinations Generator
- Game Info
Pick 4
- Pick 4 Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Boxes(Combos)
- Quadruplets
- Digits Analysis
- Straights Analysis
- Boxes Analysis
- Pairs
- Sums
- Combinations Generator
- Game Info
Show Me Cash
- Show Me Cash Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Numbers Analysis
- Pairs Analysis
- Triads Analysis
- Check Combinations
- Full Wheel
- Abbreviated Wheel
- Game Info
Lotto
- Lotto Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Numbers Analysis
- Pairs Analysis
- Triads Analysis
- Check Combinations
- Full Wheel
- Abbreviated Wheel
- Game Info
Mega Millions
- Mega Millions Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Numbers Analysis
- Pairs Analysis
- Number-Ball Pair Analysis
- Check Combinations
- Full Wheel
- Abbreviated Wheel
- Game Info
Powerball
- Powerball Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Numbers Analysis
- Pairs Analysis
- Number-Ball Pair Analysis
- Check Combinations
- Full Wheel
- Abbreviated Wheel
- Game Info

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