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Mississippi Lottery announces three new scratch-off games
4 games to retire by the end of the month By Kate Northrop In a press release, the Mississippi Lottery announced three new scratch-off lottery games. Starting Tuesday, July 7, Mississippi players will be able to find these scratch-off lottery games at official retailers. The lottery will be retiring four games to make room for the new entries. The prices and top prizes for the games are listed below: Game Price Top Prize Total Top Prize Count Strike It Rich! $5 $100,000 4 ...
Jul 6, 2020, 7:48 am - Lottery News forum

Mississippi lottery revenue dips in March amid pandemic
State revenue from the Mississippi Lottery decreased in March as people began facing restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Mississippi Lottery Corporation said it deposited $9.9 million into the state treasury the net proceeds from lottery games played during March. Mississippi has collected more than $37.5 million from the lottery since it started operating in November. The state collected $11.6 million from lottery games played in February, $8.4 million during January ...
Apr 21, 2020, 7:41 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery exceeding expectations in Mississippi
Through a little more than two months of operation, Mississippi's lottery has generated about $16 million in revenue for work on the state's roads and bridges. Thomas Shaheen, president of the Mississippi Lottery Corporation, speaking at a legislative hearing, recently estimated that during its first full fiscal year the lottery would generate $81 million in revenue for the state. We are very pleased with these early results, Shaheen said recently. Retailer and player support have been fa ...
Feb 17, 2020, 9:27 am - Lottery News forum

Alabama reporter documents experience buying Mississippi lottery tickets
It was a historic day in Mississippi Thursday. It became the 45th state to start selling lottery tickets. But in true Mississippi style, things didn't quite go to plan. Some people might say it was a little cattywampus. I was expecting palpable excitement and restless hope, as people lined up outside of gas station doors in the hope of winning the jackpot of $40 million and finally fulfilling their lifelong dream of moving to Alabama. But I didn't see any of that. What's going on? I wonder ...
Feb 2, 2020, 9:03 am - Lottery News forum

Mississippi men tried cashing in lottery ticket after gluing on the winning numbers, officials say
Two Mississippi men are in custody after being accused of trying to claim a $100,000 lottery prize with a fake scratch-off lottery ticket. Mississippi Lottery Corp. spokeswoman Meg Annison said the two individuals came to the lottery headquarters in Flowood Monday morning seeking to claim the prize. Annison said lottery officials immediately determined the ticket had been altered. It appeared glue had been used. Annison said the Lottery Corp. has measures in place to ensure a ticket is ...
Jan 7, 2020, 7:12 am - Lottery News forum

Nearly $9 million of Mississippi Lottery tickets sold in first 6 days
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 ...
Dec 5, 2019, 10:29 am - Lottery News forum

$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 forum

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 forum

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 forum

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 forum

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