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
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 forum
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, www.mslotteryhome.com, 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 forum
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 forum
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 forum
Mississippi hires experienced executive for its new lottery
The Mississippi Lottery Corporation announced Wednesday that it is hiring an experienced executive as its first president.
Thomas N. Shaheen, 66, begins June 1 and will oversee operations as Mississippi prepares to join most other states in offering scratch-off tickets and other game of chance.
In an interview on Tuesday in Jackson, Shaheen said Mississippi could start selling lottery tickets by the end of this year.
We'll work at a pace to get it started off as quickly as possible bec ...
May 8, 2019, 10:26 am - Lottery News forum
Mississippi lottery board adopts rules on ethics and records
The governing board for the upcoming Mississippi Lottery is setting rules for ethics and public records.
It is also taking steps to hire bankers to provide financial services and a person to run day-to-day operations.
Mississippi is one of the last states to create a lottery after legislators voted to do so in August, partly as a way to provide money to pay for roads and bridges.
Republican Gov. Phil Bryant nominated the five lottery corporation board members several months ago, and th ...
Apr 16, 2019, 2:09 pm - Lottery News forum
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 forum
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 forum
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 forum