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MO Lottery Marks Quarter-Century of Sales

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri Lottery is marking 25 years’ worth of ticket sales.

Lottery officials were being joined Tuesday by state education officials for an anniversary event in the Missouri Capitol building.

A constitutional amendment authorizing a state lottery was approved by Missouri voters in November 1984.

But it wasn’t until Jan. 20, 1986, that the sales began with a game called “Jackpot `86.”

From its first year through the end of the 2010 fiscal year, the lottery has recorded nearly $13 billion in sales.

In 1992, voters approved a constitutional amendment that earmarks lottery proceeds for public education.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press

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