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$9M in highway contracts set from Mississippi lottery money

The Mississippi Transportation Commission says it has awarded nearly $9 million in pavement restoration contracts, using money generated by the state lottery that started selling tickets in November. By the end of April, the state had collected $47.2 million from the games, the Mississippi Lottery Corporation said Tuesday. The April collections were $9.7 million. For the first 10 years, the ...

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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 ...

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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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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 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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Powerball, Mega Millions tickets go on sale Thursday

People throughout Mississippi can try their luck at massive jackpot games like the Powerball and Mega Millions for the first time Thursday, starting at 3 a.m. That’s when those multi-state games go online at about 1,450 retailers throughout the state, allowing people 21 and older to play, The Commercial Dispatch reported. In 2018, state lawmakers authorized lottery sales to raise money primarily ...

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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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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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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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