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$2.5 million in sales on 1st day of Mississippi lottery
The Mississippi Lottery Corporation says people bought a total of $2.5 million in lottery tickets on the first day of sales. In a news release, lottery officials said that translates into $570,000 for the state. Tickets went on sale at 5 a.m. Monday. The tickets are available at nearly 1,200 retailers in 80 of the state's 82 counties. Prospective lottery players who want to find the closest Mississippi Lottery retailers to buy tickets can use the free Lottery Places app (www.lotteryplac
Nov 29, 2019, 9:35 am - Lottery News

Mississippi residents line up to purchase lottery tickets in state for first time
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. It is the first time Mississippi residents don't have to leave the state to buy lottery tickets anymore. And to mark the historic day, the Mississippi Lottery Corporation took to social media to ask residents to post a picture of their purchase. Mississippians will no longer have to cross into neighboring states to partic
Nov 25, 2019, 9:56 am - Lottery News

Retailers preparing for launch of Mississippi Lottery
Includes video report In less than two weeks, you'll be able to buy scratch-off lottery tickets in Mississippi. Leading up to the Nov. 25 launch date, state lottery officials and retailers are putting the finishing touches on to make sure sales go smoothly. It's just a lot of work and a lot of heavy lifting in a short period of time, said Gerard Gibert, Vice Chairman of the Mississippi Lottery Corporation. Speaking to a meeting of America's Future Foundation in Biloxi, Gibert said 1,60
Nov 16, 2019, 2:08 pm - Lottery News

New Jersey Lottery celebrates 50-year anniversary
New Jersey is celebrating the Golden Anniversary of voters approving the establishment of a State Lottery, which at the time made New Jersey only the third U.S. state to pass a legal lottery. As part of the 1969 General Election, the measure was wholeheartedly welcomed by an astonishing 81.5% voter approval, making it one of the largest favorable public responses in New Jersey legislative history. The goal was to establish a state lottery similar to those conducted in neighboring states a
Nov 1, 2019, 12:33 pm - Lottery News

Mississippi Lottery to start sales of Powerball and Mega Millions on Jan. 30
Includes video report 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 Miss
Oct 23, 2019, 7:10 pm - Lottery News

Mississippi to start selling lottery tickets Nov. 25
First MS Lottery retailers have been approved By Todd Northrop People wanting to play the Mississippi lottery will be able to do so slightly sooner than expected. The Mississippi Lottery Corp. announced it will start selling scratch-off lottery tickets Nov. 25 the Monday before Thanksgiving. Lottery officials had originally planned to begin sales on Dec. 1. Multi-state lottery tickets for games such as Powerball and Mega Millions are expected to go on sale in early 2020. The lotte
Oct 16, 2019, 8:50 pm - Lottery News

20 years later: Will a lottery vote come before the people of Alabama again?
Saturday will mark 20 years since the people of Alabama voted against allowing a lottery. This is something that citizens have asked us for by their actions, said Sen. Linda Coleman-Madison (D- Birmingham). They're telling us if we can't get it here, we'll go someplace else to get it. Coleman-Madison is among many legislators who say it's time to let the people vote again. The details of that lottery proposal haven't been as easy for legislators to agree on. Senate President Pro Tem D
Oct 11, 2019, 9:58 pm - Lottery News

Mississippi Lottery hits the Web and social media
The Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) has unveiled a new look for its website and officially introduced its brand on social media in advance of its anticipated launch of scratch-off tickets by December 1. The MLC website,, premiered this week sporting what the lottery calls a fun, new look. We have a website visually appealing and easy for our players to use, said MLC President Tom Shaheen. The product you see today is the result of a great deal of research and
Oct 10, 2019, 8:29 am - Lottery News

Mississippi Lottery officials anticipate rush of sales from West Alabama
People living in West Alabama will soon be able to test their luck in the lottery. Scratch-off ticket sales were set to begin December 1st, 2019 in Mississippi. The state's legislature passed a lottery bill in September, leaving Alabama as one of five states without a lottery. The Mississippi Lottery Corporation could not say whether the corporation would market directly to West Alabamians. Our director of advertising will determine which markets we have a presence in, Spokeswoman Meg
Aug 1, 2019, 8:35 am - Lottery News

Mississippi Lottery targets Dec. 1 startup date
The Mississippi Lottery Corporation says it plans for stores to be selling scratch-off lottery tickets by Dec. 1. That's the target date, said Gerard Gibert, vice chairman of the lottery board. It could be a little before, or a little after we haven't selected the vendors yet... But the plan is to have scratch-offs in as many retailers as possible by Dec. 1. Gibert said the plan is to come out with regular state drawing tickets sometime in the first quarter of 2020, and multi-state ticke
Jun 30, 2019, 8:50 am - Lottery News