Gov. Jay Nixon replaced four of the five commissioners who oversee the Missouri Lottery and urged his new appointees to take steps to maximize the money that goes to public education. Steps that should be considered, he said, include ratcheting down the share of money that goes into prizes for winners and tightening the contract with the company that produces the instant Scratchers games.
Nixon chose three prominent educators and one businessman to replace commissioners who had served since he appointed them in 2009. The commission was scheduled to meet today in Jefferson City to elect a new chairman and review the governor’s recommendations.