Missouri public education wins big in this week’s Mega Millions lottery. Alisa Nelson with Missourinet files this report.
Missourians dished out nearly 36 million dollars to try and win the record 1.5 billion dollar Mega Millions jackpot on Tuesday night. About 13.5 million of the ticket sales goes to Missouri’s public education programs.
Missouri businesses also earned more than 2.1 million from selling the lottery tickets. A one-million ticket was sold in southwest Missouri’s Oronogo.