Categories
BLOG

wreg powerball

Powerball, Mega Millions lottery tickets go on sale in Mississippi

DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. — For lottery fans across the state of Mississippi, Thursday is a historic day.

For years, Mississippi residents wanting to try their luck in the Powerball or Mega Millions had to travel to Tennessee or Arkansas to get their tickets. But that is now a thing of the past as those lottery tickets went on sale in Mississippi early Thursday morning.

About 1,500 vendors across the state will sell the Powerball and Mega Millions tickets.

For a list of vendors click here.

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation started selling scratch off lottery tickets on November 25, and made nearly $9 million during the first six days alone.

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 first $80 million raised through the lottery will go towards infrastructure needs in the state. After that first 10-year period, the money will either go into the state’s general fund or be sent to the Education Enhancement Fund.

DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. — For lottery fans across the state of Mississippi, Thursday is a historic day. For years, Mississippi residents wanting to try their luck in the Powerball or Mega Millions had to travel to Tennessee or Arkansas to get their tickets. But that is now a thing of the past as those lottery tickets went on sale in Mississippi early Thursday morning. About 1,500 vendors across …

Search Results for: powerball

Sales of Mississippi lottery tickets exceeding expectations

Sales of Mississippi lottery tickets are surpassing estimates for the new fiscal year, with proceeds averaging about $10 million or more a week.

Colorado man wins $1M Lottery jackpot twice on same day

With a little bit of luck and persistence, a Colorado man has hit the jackpot twice after playing the same numbers for 30 years.

Powerball, Mega Millions lottery tickets go on sale in Mississippi

For lottery fans across the state of Mississippi, Thursday is a historic day.

Nearly $9M of Mississippi Lottery tickets sold in first six days

The Mississippi Lottery sold nearly $9 million in tickets during its first six days of operation.

Scratch off lottery ticket sales begin Monday in Mississippi

Mississippians will no longer have to make the trip to Memphis to get scratch off lottery tickets.

Michigan man with 7 children, 21 grandchildren wins $80M Powerball jackpot

SUTTONS BAY, Mich. (WXYZ) — A Michigan man who has seven children and 21 grandchildren won an $80 million Powerball jackpot. Philip Chippewa, 54, matched all of the winning numbers in the Sept. 21 drawing to win the big prize. “Any time I see the jackpot getting up there I buy a few tickets and […]

Powerball, Mega Millions drawings to begin in Mississippi in January

Powerball and Mega Millions drawings will begin in the state of Mississippi on January 30, the Mississippi Lottery Corporation announced on Tuesday.

Mississippi Lottery will begin selling tickets Nov. 25

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — 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 […]

Mississippi getting multistate lottery games in 2020

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi can take part in big multistate lottery games starting early next year. The Mississippi Lottery Corporation says in a news release Friday that directors of the Multi-State Lottery Association have approved Mississippi for Powerball and Mega Millions. Sales for those games are expected to begin during the first three months […]

Mississippi Lottery aims for Dec. 1 start of ticket sales

A new Mississippi Lottery could start selling scratch-off tickets Dec. 1.

Winning $50,000 Powerball ticket sold in Collierville

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. — A person in Collierville became $50,000 richer after winning the Powerball lottery this week. The winning ticket in Collierville was sold at Collierville C Store at 398 New Byhalia Road. Another winning ticket was sold in Counce, Tennessee. There is no information available yet about either winner until the prize is claimed.

Search Results for: powerball Sales of Mississippi lottery tickets exceeding expectations Sales of Mississippi lottery tickets are surpassing estimates for the new fiscal year, with proceeds ]]>