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Mississippi Lottery to start sales of Powerball and Mega Millions on Jan. 30

Oct 23, 2019, 7:10 pm

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JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi residents looking forward to buying lottery tickets for the multi-state Powerball and Mega Millions games now can mark their calendars.

Jan. 30, 2020 is the date when people in the Magnolia State will be able to test their luck on two of the hottest drawing games in the lottery business.

Lottery equipment is already being installed at convenience stores. So far, more than 400 retailers have been approved to sell the tickets around the state.

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation also received around 1,300 applications from stores and businesses who want to sell the tickets.

"We're one of the first store to get it," said V. Singh, manager of Monterey Grocery. "It's pretty exciting I asked my customers are they excited and yeah they don't have to go really far away to get their tickets. And it will be good for business now we don't have to give our revenue away to different states."

Here's how the money will break down in Mississippi:

  • The first $80 million in annual lottery proceeds will go toward infrastructure needs around the state.
  • After 10 years, $80 million will go into the state's general fund.
  • Anything over $80 million will go into the state's Education Enhancement Fund.

Drawings for Powerball and Mega Millions happen twice a week with jackpots climbing into the hundreds of millions of dollars. Both have even surpassed $1 billion at least once creating ticket-buying frenzies.

Mississippians can start buying scratch-off lottery tickets Nov. 25, which is a week earlier than expected.

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Posted: October 23, 2019, 10:31 pm - IP Logged

I would like them to introduce numbers games!

Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!

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    Posted: October 24, 2019, 3:31 am - IP Logged

    Be expecting a matrix change.

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      Posted: October 24, 2019, 7:57 am - IP Logged

      Be expecting a matrix change.

      I Agree!     Let It All Out

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        Posted: October 24, 2019, 9:49 am - IP Logged

        Be expecting a matrix change.

        I sure hope not or at least drop the price for a single ticket back to a $1 

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          Posted: October 24, 2019, 10:41 am - IP Logged

           Lottery players in Mississippi must be saying to themselves, "The New Year and Jan.30, can't get here soon enough!" Congratulations and God Bless to our future MM & PB players.

           

           At first, I thought that V. Singh was the famous golf pro, V.J. Singh. Alas No.

           

            I do believe in beginners' luck. Maybe Mississippi will be in the news early next year with major winners.

           "We are all in this together!" 

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            Posted: October 24, 2019, 11:25 am - IP Logged

            They sent me an email about this earlier in the week.   Lottery guru was in the mood and sent a card and letter to them congratulating them and suggesting @ some point to get Lucky or Cash For Life.

            I too fear the matrix will increase too.   They tend to get greedy.

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              Posted: October 27, 2019, 9:26 pm - IP Logged

              Not only will lottery players not have to drive to Tennessee like in the news story, they won't be driving to Louisiana either. Looks like my state is going to lose a little too.

              If they have anything different, I might make the drive across the border to give it a shot.

              Congratulations Mississippi!

              Prisoner Six

              "I am not a number, I am a free man!"

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                Posted: October 28, 2019, 2:16 pm - IP Logged

                One more state equals more revenue to place in the jackpot. 

                Still would like a jackpot win before they join. 

                 

                Agree with the matrix change.

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