Powerball renews interest in Mississippi state lottery
By all accounts, Mississippians by droves participated in the $1.6 billion Powerball lottery that was awarded this past week, but the state of Mississippi did not participate.
Mississippi is one of six states that does not conduct a lottery. The others are Alabama, Nevada, Utah, Hawaii and Alaska.
But, according to many people, the fact the state does not have a lottery does not mean Mississippians were not vying for the record jackpot.
Supporters of the lottery say the state of Mississ ...
Jan 18, 2016, 9:33 am - Lottery News forum
Cashier sells self $1M lottery ticket in first week on job
A Southeast Missouri woman wrapped up a big week by taking home a $1 million lottery prize during the record $600 million Powerball jackpot run.
Last week, Mary Jane Hart of Doniphan not only started a new job but also played the lottery and won twice. She first got $500, and then earned one million more on Saturday.
Hart works at the Hartland Pit Stop in Doniphan as a part-time cashier. She sold herself a Powerball ticket when she came into work Saturday because the jackpot had reached a ...
May 24, 2013, 6:52 am - Lottery News forum
Possibility of Mississippi lottery worries Arkansas lottery officials
Arkansas lottery officials are keeping a nervous eye on Mississippi as that state's legislators prepare to consider creating a state lottery.
Officials say they don't want to lose the revenue the lottery now receives from Mississippi residents who cross the state line to play Arkansas' lottery, especially at a time when lottery revenues are already in decline.
Of the six states surrounding Arkansas, only Mississippi does not have a lottery. In 1992, a proposal to remove a lottery ban from ...
Dec 8, 2012, 9:52 pm - Lottery News forum
Mississippi Lottery Bill Killed
A proposed Mississippi state lottery is among dozens of bills that died under the first major deadline of the 2005 legislative session.House Gaming Chairman Bobby Moak, D-Bogue Chitto, said he wants to give his committee time to study the pros and cons of a state-sponsored game of chance. I don't want to trot out a product that hasn't been thought through the whole way, Moak said.Tuesday was the deadline for House and Senate committees to either pass or kill general bills filed in their own cha ...
Feb 2, 2005, 2:30 pm - Lottery News forum
Is this the year for a Mississippi lottery?
With Mississippi in dire budgetary straits, some are again floating the idea of a statewide lotteryMississippi State Rep. Alyce Clarke, D-Jackson, introduced a bill last week to institute a lottery, reasoning that many of the state's residents already are buying tickets in Louisiana and Georgia - neighboring states that have lotteries - and Mississippi is losing out on that money.Keep the money in the state and help heal financial wounds at the same time. Sounds simple enough.But there's nothing ...
Jan 24, 2005, 10:44 pm - Lottery News forum
Misssissippi lottery proposals filed
Paperwork laid the foundation for change Monday as Mississippi lawmakers attempted to beat the midnight filing deadline for general bills and constitutional amendments.Among hundreds of proposals filed at the Capitol were bills to create a state lottery, allow early voting and abolish the process used to establish or expand hospitals.Clerks shuffled stacks of bills Monday afternoon, preparing documents to be assigned to committees. Legislation that requires tax or fee increases or issuing bonds ...
Jan 18, 2005, 1:15 pm - Lottery News forum
Players cross the border for Powerball
Mississippi may not participate in the multistate Powerball, but that doesn't stop its residents from crossing the state line for a chance to be the lucky winner.Convenience store clerks in Slidell, La., say they're ready for the long lines that come with with high jackpots such as Saturday's, which is an estimated $215 million. We've increased staff already in preparation for Saturday, said Belinda Anthony, manager of the Race Trac on Gause Boulevard. Basically, everybody that comes in this d ...
Oct 8, 2004, 10:29 am - Lottery News forum
No Lottery for Mississippi
Mississippi lawmakers refused to take a chance on a proposed state lottery to help fund education.House Bill 1064 was among hundreds of proposals that died Tuesday, the deadline for passing bills out of committees.On the other hand, lawmakers are willing to back a pay hike for county officials but at the counties' expense. A pay hike bill was among those surviving Tuesday's deadline.Midway through the four-month session, there have been more than 2,600 bills filed in both chambers. There were 1, ...
Mar 10, 2004, 4:28 am - Lottery News forum
Mississippi woman wins big in Tennessee lottery
Florence Blue of Greenwood, Mississippi cashed in a Tennessee Lottery ticket worth $25,000 Monday.The ticket was purchased from an East Memphis store.Lottery officials have not said which store sold the winning ticket.Meantime, work is moving ahead on the state's first computerized game.Lottery officials say the first online game, called CASH 3, should start in the next 60 days. A player will pick three numbers out of a thousand and we'll pick three numbers out of a thousand. Possible combinatio ...
Jan 27, 2004, 6:01 am - Lottery News forum
Mississippi Residents Flock to Tennessee for Lottery Tickets
Legal in 2nd neighbor state; loss of Miss. money stirs debateRandy Kyle spent $100 in two days on Tennessee lottery tickets. Kyle, 42, of Walls in DeSoto County scratched off tickets during his lunch break Wednesday. He sat in his pickup parked at the Mapco Express convenience store near the Mississippi-Tennessee line.Kyle and several other Mississippians made up about a third of the store's lottery customers that afternoon.Kyle, a construction contractor, said he expects to play regularly while ...
Jan 26, 2004, 6:37 am - Lottery News forum