Missouri Lottery Information
Find details on all your favorite MO Lottery games on this page, including Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto, Pick 3, Pick 4, Show Me Cash, and Cash4Life. Scroll down for draw days and times, rules, and how to claim a win. To check the winning numbers and prize breakdowns, simply click on a game from the left or top menu. Perhaps the nickname "the Show Me State" is short for "Show Me the Money"!
Buying Lottery Tickets
Want to play Lotto and other fun Missouri Lottery games? You'll need to visit an authorized retailer in Missouri to buy tickets.
Missouri Lottery Drawing Schedule
MO offers a ton of exciting games - find out the drawing times for each as well as how far in advance you need to buy your tickets:
|Game||Draw Days||Draw Times*||Ticket Sales Close At*|
|Powerball||Wednesday & Saturday||9:59 PM||8:59 PM|
|Mega Millions||Tuesday & Friday||10:00 PM||8:59 PM|
|Lotto||Wednesday & Saturday||8:59 PM||8:59 PM|
|Pick 3||Daily||12:45 PM & 8:59 PM||12:45 PM & 8:59 PM|
|Pick 4||Daily||12:45 PM & 8:59 PM||12:45 PM & 8:59 PM|
|Show Me Cash||Daily||8:59 PM||8:59 PM|
|Cash4Life||Daily||8:00 PM||7:45 PM|
|*Times are shown in CT. Lottery ticket sales are closed 2:00 AM - 5:00 AM daily.|
Missouri Lottery fans can play Powerball, Cash 4 Life and Mega Millions, but they also have the chance to try their luck with in-state games.
Lotto is Missouri's flagship draw game that starts off with a minimum jackpot of $1 million. Drawings take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8:59 PM. You pay $1 for two playlines, and all you have to do after that is pick six numbers from 1 to 44 or choose a Quick Pick to have them randomly generated for you. Match all six numbers drawn to win the jackpot! Here's how it works:
|Match 6 of 6||Jackpot||1 in 3,529,526|
|Match 5 of 6||Estimated $715||1 in 15,480||Match 4 of 6||Estimated $29||1 in 335||Match 3 of 6||Free Quick Pick Ticket||1 in 21|
|Overall Odds of winning any Missouri Lotto prize are approximately 1 in 20|
Show Me Cash is a draw game held every day at 8:59 PM with the chance to win a jackpot worth a minimum of $50,000. If no one wins the top prize in a drawing, then it rolls over by $5,000 until someone matches all five main numbers and wins! Just pay $1 per line and pick five numbers from 1 to 39 or use a Quick Pick to have numbers generated for you. Here's what you could win:
|Match 5 of 5||Jackpot||1 in 575,757|
|Match 4 of 4||$250||1 in 3,396||Match 3 of 5||$10||11 in 102||Match 2 of 5||F£1||1 in 9|
|Overall odds of winning any Show Me Cash prize are 1 in 8.77|
Want the chance to win a bit of cash right away? You can always pay an extra $1 and add EZ Match to your ticket. You'll receive an extra set of five numbers below your Show Me Cash numbers. A list of prize amounts can be found next to each of these additional numbers, and if any of your EZ Match numbers match your Show Me Cash numbers, you'll win a prize up to $500!
Other MO Lottery games include Pick 3, Pick 4 and Club Keno. The multi-state game Lucky for Life ended in Missouri on April 8, 2021.
If you're out and about and want to experience a bit of lottery fun, why not try Scratchers games that can be found at authorized Missouri Lottery retailers? You could be a winner in a matter of minutes!
Claiming Missouri Lottery Prizes
If you've won a prize in a draw game like Lotto, Powerball or Mega Millions, then you have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim your prize. If you won a prize on a Scratchers game, you'll have 180 days from the official end of the game.
Prizes of all amounts may be claimed by mail - see details below.
Won $600 or less? You can also claim your winnings at any Missouri Lottery retailer or at a Lottery office in Jefferson City, Kansas City, Springfield or St. Louis.
If you've won between $600.01 and $35,000, you can claim your prize and receive it the same day at any of the Lottery offices - just bring the signed winning ticket, government-issued photo ID and a completed claim form. Prizes worth more than $35,000 will take about two weeks to process.
Jackpot prizes for Lotto, Powerball and Mega Millions are paid out in a lump sum or in installments. You can choose a cash option within 60 days of claiming your prize - if not, the prize will be paid as an annuity. Lotto is paid in 25 installments while Powerball and Mega Millions are paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years.
For prizes above $600, you will need to complete an IRS Form W-9. Missouri state taxes of four percent are withheld on all prizes worth $600.01 or more, and federal withholding taxes of 25 percent are levied on prizes worth $5,000 or more.
Claim a prize by mail
To redeem a prize of any value, fill out the back of the ticket and a claim form and send to:
P.O. Box 7777
Jefferson City, MO 65102-7777
History of the Missouri Lottery
The Missouri Lottery sold its first tickets on January 20th, 1986 and has been going strong ever since. Powerball tickets first went on sale in 1992 and the lottery began participating in Mega Millions in January 2010.
Revenue raised through ticket sales has been allocated to public education programs since 1994. Since that time, over $4 billion has been distributed to educational initiatives in Missouri.
If you want to play Missouri Lottery games for the chance to win great prizes, you'll need to be at least 18 years old.