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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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Nearly $9M of Mississippi Lottery tickets sold in 1st 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 ...

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$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. The lottery’s president, Tom Shaheen, ...

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Jackpot! Lottery tickets on sale for 1st time in Mississippi

Mississippi residents don’t have to leave the state to buy lottery tickets anymore. Tickets go on sale Monday. The tickets will be available in roughly 1,200 convenience stores and other sites. For decades Mississippi was one of only six states without a lottery. There was strong opposition from politically powerful churches. But the state’s lack of money for road maintenance ...

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Lottery countdown: About 1,200 retailers ready for Nov. 25 rollout

By: DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal In a week , customers can get a haircut, massage and a lottery ticket at Gameday Haircuts & Spa. The business is one of nearly 1,200 retailers statewide that will be selling lottery scratch-off tickets. Although a bit unusual for a hair salon to offer lottery tickets, Mississippi Lottery officials say there are several ...

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Multistate lottery games start in Mississippi on Jan. 30

The new Mississippi Lottery will start offering multistate games on Jan. 30. The state’s lottery corporation on Tuesday announced the date that Powerball and Mega Millions will be available in Mississippi. The corporation said last week that the sale of scratch-off tickets for single-state games in Mississippi will begin Nov. 25. Mississippi has been one of six states without a lottery, but ...

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Mississippi Lottery will begin selling tickets Nov. 25

The new Mississippi Lottery will start selling scratch-off tickets Nov. 25. That’s the Monday before Thanksgiving, and it’s slightly earlier than expected. The lottery corporation had said for months that the sales probably would begin by early December. The organization announced the start date in a news release Tuesday. The corporation also is starting to let convenience stores and other ...

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Mississippi Lottery Corporation launches new website, social media

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation 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, if not sooner. The MLC website, www.mslotteryhome.com, premiers today with a new look. “We have a website visually appealing and easy for our players to use,” said MLC ...

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Mississippi Lottery Corp. chooses ad and marketing firm

The Mississippi Lottery Corp. has chosen a Jackson-based firm to handle advertising and marketing. Maris West and Baker is receiving a three-year contract that includes creating and buying ads for the lottery, which is on track to start selling tickets in December. The lottery communications director, Meg Annison, says payments to the firm will vary by year, equaling about 11.5% ...

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Mississippi Lottery selects vendor for instant tickets, online games

The Mississippi Lottery Corp.has selected a world-renowned vendor to provide two major lottery gaming services: a central gaming system that will generate tickets for computerized draw games and the printing service for instant scratch-off tickets. This is a major operational milestone for the MLC. The MLC Board of Directors on Friday approved entering into a contractual agreement with IGT Global ...

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