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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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Mississippi Lottery retailer application goes live

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) is pleased to announce that the time has arrived for retailers around Mississippi to begin the application process to become approved retailers for the MLC. Those interested in becoming part of the statewide, network of providers are required to complete the necessary documentation, submitting by mail. To access the application, please visit www.mslotteryhome.com, under the ...

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Mississippi lottery seeks help selling the dream of riches

Mississippi’s new lottery is seeking advertising to help sell the tickets. The state’s Lottery Corp. said in a news release Tuesday that it’s looking for advertising and marketing companies to help build its brand, make advertisements and buy ad space. The deadline for companies to submit proposals is Aug. 22. The corporation announced in June that it wants to start ...

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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. “Tom” Shaheen, 66, begins June 1 and will oversee operations as Mississippi prepares to join most other states in offering scratch-off tickets and other games of chance. In an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday in Jackson, Shaheen said Mississippi ...

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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 ...

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