Monday, July 10, 2017

Travel costs cited in audit of Missouri State Lottery

(From State Auditor Nicole Galloway)

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released a regularly scheduled audit of the Missouri State Lottery Commission. As with the previous audit in 2015, the commission received an overall performance rating of good. State law requires an audit of the lottery once every two years.

"I commend the Lottery Commission for the efforts they have made to correct concerns found in previous audits," Auditor Galloway said. "Officials have already addressed issues identified in this report to improve the transparency of lottery operations and ensure expenses are fully disclosed to the public."

The report identified a concern with a lack of transparency of some travel costs. These expenses, including $50,000 for flights and conference fees over two years, were paid for by a contractor and not included in financial statements.

A complete copy of the report is online here.

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