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No sales tax on Mississippi lottery tickets, but winnings will still be taxed
The Mississippi Legislature is expected to pass a measure clarifying that tickets for state's soon to be rolling lottery are exempt from sales taxes. But the state tax man will still get his cut on lottery winnings in Mississippi: They will be taxed as income, at the same scaled rate of 3 percent to 5 percent as any other income. This is a blow to Jackson, where Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba had been counting on lottery ticket revenue from a 1-cent sales tax in the city tacked on to the 7-cen
Feb 28, 2019, 11:34 am - Lottery News

Mississippi Lottery working to get operational this year
Includes video report Official says first lottery games ready to play in 2019 The Vice-Chair of the newly-created Mississippi Lottery Corporation said in an interview this week that the state's first lottery games will be ready to play by the third quarter of 2019. The Mississippi Lottery was created in 2018 after legislators witnessed millions of dollars flowing into neighboring states when multi-state lottery jackpots grew very large. The 2018 Special Session brought about the pass
Feb 27, 2019, 3:26 pm - Lottery News

Alabama lawmakers provide insight into upcoming push for state lottery
One of the most influential men in Alabama politics said he expects a statewide lottery and gaming bill to be considered when the Alabama Legislature convenes March 5. The speaker is on record as saying a lottery bill won't come from his office but I fully anticipate a gaming and lottery bill to come up, former House District 81 Rep. Mark Tuggle a Republican from Alexander City who is now the chief of staff for House Speaker Mac McCutcheon said Thursday during a meeting of his hometown Alexa
Dec 12, 2018, 4:20 pm - Lottery News

Mississippi governor appoints lottery corporation
Amid the lottery fever sweeping the United States, Mississippi took a step closer to starting a state lottery. The Governor unveiled the first members of the Mississippi lottery board. Governor Phil Bryant says with revenue leaving the state by millions, the new lottery board is the first of many to keep Mississippians playing the lottery at home. We were losing $70 million dollars a year with Louisiana, Arkansas and Tennessee and Mississippians going across the border and buying lotte
Oct 22, 2018, 8:30 am - Lottery News

With Mississippi in the lottery game, the pressure is now on Alabama
A lottery bill is headed to the governor's desk in Mississippi. The bill passed the House and Senate in a special session meeting. Governor Bryant is expected to sign the measure into law. It is estimated the lottery could generate $40 million dollars its first year and $80 million dollars in subsequent years. We are told the lottery might not go into effect until 2019. When it does begin in Mississippi, that means Alabamians can head, north, south, east or west to buy a lottery ticket. Howev
Aug 31, 2018, 4:11 pm - Lottery News

Mississippians anxious to start playing lottery
Mississippians are anxious to start playing lottery. State leaders said the first lottery tickets could go on sale in six months. We'll get the scratch-offs and the state lotteries fairly soon once they get the board in place and pick the director, State Sen. Philip Moran, a Republican from Harrison County, said. The board will have five members. I've got a board to appoint and it's going to be a very deliberate, methodical process of picking just the right people, Gov. Phil Bryant sa
Aug 30, 2018, 9:13 pm - Lottery News

Mississippi lawmakers approve lottery bill
Governor promises to sign into law The Mississippi House reversed itself Tuesday and passed a bill to create a state lottery in the Bible Belt state where churches have long opposed it. The vote came during a special session, less than 24 hours after the House originally voted to kill the bill that the state's Republican governor promises to sign into law. There was no debate Tuesday as a few representatives changed their votes from no to yes. Mississippi is one of six states without a
Aug 29, 2018, 11:04 am - Lottery News

Mississippi lottery bill advances, but more work remains
Mississippi could be inching closer to creating a lottery and leaving the list of six states that don't offer the game of chance. The Mississippi House voted 71-43 Friday to pass a lottery bill . That happened a day after the state Senate voted 30-20 for its own version of the same bill. However, work remains. The House made several changes to the bill, including requiring that a lottery corporation abide by longstanding Open Meetings and Public Records laws. When the bill passed the Se
Aug 26, 2018, 10:48 am - Lottery News

Lottery becoming a central issue in Alabama governor's race
Alabama's Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls are banking on a game of chance to reclaim the state's highest office from the GOP. Former state Supreme Court chief justice Sue Bell Cobb and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox have sought to make early splashes with their educational lotteries. Alabama is one of just six states without a lottery. There's also no casino gambling. Only one other state Utah lies contiguous to states with lotteries or casinos, yet excludes casinos itself. It's an eas
Feb 26, 2018, 7:42 am - Lottery News

Alabama Democrat Gov. candidate campaigns on starting lottery
Includes video report Democrat gubernatorial candidate Sue Bell Cobb laid out a detailed plan for a state lottery Wednesday, saying the proposal would put Alabamians in a better position to get higher paying jobs. The former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice said under her plan, lottery proceeds will fund K-4 and childcare programs in the state, fully fund career tech at hospitals, and fully fund the gap with federal Pell Grants. In a video released along with the email, Cobb said a l
Feb 7, 2018, 2:47 pm - Lottery News