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The Missouri Lottery's Commitment

Since sales began in 1986, the Missouri Lottery has been steadfast in pursuing a responsibly-driven business designed to maximize profits for public education and entertain its players responsibly.

The Lottery's core values — Entertainment, Diversity, Customer-Focused, Integrity and Innovation — act as the guiding principles behind every decision the Lottery makes. Operating a business focused on the protection of the public it serves maintains the integrity of the institution, while aspiring to be innovative drives the institution to be better.

This mindset is the driving force behind the Lottery's responsible gaming program. Guided by its responsible gaming policy, the Missouri Lottery aims to use fact-based research as the foundation behind initiatives to train employees, create sound products, market responsibly, educate players and engage with stakeholders to seek continuous improvement.

How to Play Responsibly

Playing the Missouri Lottery can be a fun and exciting form of entertainment, and doing so responsibly can help ensure that Lottery games remain just games. Follow these tips to be a low-risk gambler:

  • Remember that Lottery games, and other types of gambling activities, are for entertainment only, and not ways to make money;
  • Set time and money limits when gambling;
  • Decide on a loss limit prior to buying a Lottery ticket or participating in gambling activities, and stick to it;
  • Never borrow money to gamble;
  • Remember there is no special method or ability that makes you have an advantage with games of chance, such as the Lottery;
  • Pay bills before gambling and never gamble with money for everyday expenses; and
  • Include other forms of entertainment in your daily life.

Protect Yourself from Scams

Tips To Avoid Scams:

  • Reject telephone, mail or Internet offers to buy a ticket or chance in another state's or country's lottery. These violate federal and state law.
  • Never give your credit card number over the phone to purchase lottery tickets. If you give your number once, additional unauthorized charges may show up on your credit card statement.
  • Do not give out the checking account numbers listed along the bottom of your check. This is an increasingly common means for con artists to obtain financial information and withdraw funds from your bank account.
  • Be very skeptical of "urgent" solicitations that require an immediate response. It's a common tactic used in scams that gives you little time to check out the offer.
  • Don't believe it if you're told or read that you are "Already a Winner!" The same notice often directs you to send money to a fraudulent operation.


Missouri Alliance Annual Reports


WLA Level 4 Certificate


WLA Responsible Gaming Framework Level 4

December 2018

The Missouri Lottery is a Level-4-certified organization through the World Lottery Association under their responsible gaming framework. To achieve this accreditation, the Missouri Lottery demonstrated full integration of responsible gaming practices within day-to-day business operations, as well as a commitment to long-term continuous improvement.

NASPL/NCPG Certificate


Sustaining Certification

February 2020

The Missouri Lottery is a "Sustaining Level" certified organization through the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) and the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG). The verification validates the Lottery's responsible gaming efforts as an established program with measures in place designed for sustainable improvement.

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Source:  Responsible Gambling Council, responsiblegambling.org

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