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Nearly $9 million of Mississippi Lottery tickets sold in first 6 days

December 5, 2019, 10:29 am ET

The Mississippi Lottery sold nearly $9 million in tickets during its first six days of operation.

About $3.8 million of the money was awarded in prizes, and nearly $2 million of it will go into the state budget to help pay for roads and bridges.

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation started selling tickets Nov. 25, and it announced the initial sales figures in a news release Wednesday.

The corporation says the largest prize awarded has been $15,000. It says most people who are collecting money so far are choosing to remain anonymous.


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State auditor general to audit Pennsylvania Lottery, with special focus on high-frequency winners

December 4, 2019, 3:32 pm ET

State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced a new performance audit of the Pennsylvania Lottery Wednesday, with a special emphasis on studying the state-run gaming franchise's protections against being ripped off by players or retailers who are intentionally gaming the system.

"Last fiscal year, Pennsylvania Lottery players bought $4.5 billion in game tickets and claimed more than $2.9 billion in prizes," DePasquale said in announcing the new review at the state Capitol. "Seniors, lottery players and the general public deserve to know if every dollar of those prizes was claimed in accordance with the law."

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Michigan woman learns she won $5M lottery prize while scrolling Facebook

December 4, 2019, 3:20 pm ET

A woman from Grand Rapids, Michigan, says she had no idea she'd won a $5 million Lotto 47 prize until she was on Facebook the night after the drawing.

"I usually only buy Lotto 47 tickets when the jackpot gets over $10 million," said the player, who chose to remain anonymous. "When I was at the store, I saw the jackpot was only at $5 million, but I decided to get a ticket anyway.

"The night after the drawing, I was scrolling through Facebook when I saw a news station had posted that someone in Kent County won the big jackpot. I started...

Arizona Lottery

Lottery winner never showed up to claim $14.6 million jackpot in Arizona

December 3, 2019, 8:17 am ET

A lottery player sitting on a $14.6 million jackpot had until the end of Monday to come forward in Arizona — or lose it all, officials said. The winner never showed up.

Arizona Lottery

Unclaimed $14.6 million Arizona Lottery ticket expires Monday

November 30, 2019, 9:02 pm ET

If you played the Arizona Lottery this past summer, look around the house for lottery tickets you might have missed; you might be sitting on $14.6 million.

Mississippi Lottery

$2.5 million in sales on 1st day of Mississippi lottery

November 29, 2019, 9:35 am ET

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation says people bought a total of $2.5 million in lottery tickets on the first day of sales.

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November 28, 2019, 9:44 am ET

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MUSL settles lawsuit with man who won Hot Lotto jackpot marred by rigging

November 26, 2019, 10:10 am ET

A national lottery group rocked by an insider's jackpot-rigging conspiracy has settled a lawsuit brought by an Iowa grandfather who said a $9 million prize he won in 2011 should have been far larger.

Mississippi Lottery

Mississippi residents line up to purchase lottery tickets in state for first time

November 25, 2019, 9:56 am ET

Scores of Mississippi residents made their way to convenience stores as early as 5 a.m. Monday as the state's first lottery tickets went on sale in over 1,000 locations.

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