Any winnings collected must be deposited into the fund until it exceeds $300 million. At that time, the Governor is authorized to dissolve the fund and transfer the moneys to the General Revenue Fund for the purpose of filling any budget shortfall.Oh, and as the Columbia Missourian pointed out this week:
The odds of winning the jackpot in Powerball -- a multi-state lottery -- are one in 195,249,054, according to the Missouri Lottery Fact Book.Hat tip Plog.
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