NEW YORK—The Missourian lottery was up by 9.8% over last year’s record-breaking $3.7 billion, the lottery operator said Tuesday.
The lottery, which operates in a joint venture with a subsidiary of the State Lottery, said Tuesday that the new record was set Tuesday in a $3,000,000 cash bonus pool, and that it had raised $2.4 billion in cash for the past three months.
The record-setting number of winners also made it the biggest lottery in history, surpassing the previous record of $3 billion set in 2006.
The Missouri lottery will host the national championship at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Feb. 28.
The winner will be announced at the national convention in Las.
on Feb 9.
The Missourant said it expects its share of the national jackpot to be between $1.5 billion and $2 billion.
The total value of the lottery, or the value of all of the winning tickets, will be between about $3 trillion and $4 trillion, the company said.
The new record has come on the heels of a year when the Missourants lottery has drawn record numbers of players.
Last month, the Missourians jackpot rose $2,500,000 to $2 million.
Last week, the jackpot jumped to $3 million.
The $3-billion national jackpots have also drawn record amounts of money from other lottery operators.
Last year, the winner from the Mississippi lottery collected $2-billion, and the winner of the Kansas lottery collected more than $1 billion.
The Mississippi lottery was the first state to have a $1 million national jacklotter, but it was followed by Kentucky, Virginia and North Carolina.
The Kansas and Virginia lottery jackpots each collected about $400,000 each.
The Kansas jackpot was up $500,00 to $1,000 million.
The Virginia jackpot has grown $300,000 since its record-high jackpot of $1-million in July.
The national jacklots jackpot from the Missouri lottery is $2 for each ticket sold, up from $1 for each sale in 2014.