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Mississippi Lottery making Powerball changes

The Powerball Product Group of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), of which the Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) is a voting member, announced the decision to determine Powerball’s advertised jackpot based on game sales and interest rates following the April 8, 2020 drawing. After the April 8 drawing, Powerball will no longer offer guaranteed starting jackpot amounts and minimum jackpot increases. ...

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Mississippi collects more than $27M from lottery in 3 months

Revenue from the Mississippi Lottery continues to increase. The state has collected more than $27 million from the lottery that started operating in November. The Mississippi Lottery Corporation said Friday that it deposited $11.6 million into the state treasury. That is the net proceeds from lottery games played during February. The state received $8.4 million from lottery games played during ...

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Casinos offline means loss of $35.7 million to state over three months

By LYNN LOFTON The coronavirus pandemic has done what heretofore only hurricanes and floods have done: closed Mississippi’s 26 state-regulated casinos. The State Gaming Commission ordered the temporary closing to begin at midnight on March 16. To date, officials do not know when they will reopen. With the casinos shuttered, more than 19,000 employees are out of work and the ...

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Lottery changes claims procedures

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) announced today, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will switch to mail-in claims for certain prize levels starting Monday, March 23, 2020, until further notice. For players who have valid prize claims of $600 to $99,999, the MLC is directing them to complete an MLC Winner Claim form (found at mslotteryhome.com under “Players Corner”) and ...

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Mississippi casinos close as precaution over coronavirus

Mississippi casinos are closed, state lawmakers could leave the Capitol for a few weeks, and the state’s top education official is recommending that accountability standards be temporarily suspended as classrooms shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Mississippi reported 12 confirmed cases of the virus as of Monday. The Mississippi Gaming Commission said in its order closing the casinos that keeping ...

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Casinos to close at midnight Tuesday

All of Mississippi’s state-regulated casinos were ordered to close by midnight Monday to limit the spread of the new coronavirus. Mississippi reported 12 confirmed cases of the virus as of Monday. Schools and universities and some museums remained closed. The Mississippi Gaming Commission said in its order closing the casinos that keeping them open “poses an immediate threat to the ...

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Mississippi gets about $16M from new lottery since November

Mississippi has collected about $16 million from a state lottery that started operating in November. The Mississippi Lottery Corporation said Monday that it deposited nearly $8.4 million into the state treasury on Feb. 20. That is the net proceeds from lottery games played during January. The state received $7.6 million from lottery games played during December. Mississippi legislators voted in ...

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Twin River completes $51M purchase of 3 casinos

A Rhode Island casino company said Friday it has completed the purchase of three casinos in Colorado. Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. said it closed on the Golden Gates, Golden Gulch and Mardi Gras casinos in Black Hawk, Colorado. The Lincoln-based company purchased the casinos from Nevada-based Affinity Gaming for $51 million in a deal that also includes three sports-betting ...

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Mississippi Lottery Corporation announces first transfer to the state

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation made its first transfer of $7,621,232.37 in net proceeds to the Lottery Proceeds Fund in the Mississippi State Treasury on January 17. The MLC is required to transfer net proceeds within 20 days following the close of each calendar month. “We are very pleased with these early results,” said MLC President Tom Shaheen. “Retailer and player ...

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Mississippi ranks among top states in gambling

By Jayson Burnett Mississippi is one of the top gambling states in the country, according to the American Gaming Association. Based on data from the gaming association, a Mississippi resident spends $717 a year gambling. Mississippi had the third highest average, only trailing behind Oklahoma, where a resident spends about $1,141 a year and Nevada, where a resident spends $3,928 ...

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