Lottery ticket applications open for Mississippi retailers

Tony's Quickmart in New Albany is one of many stores in the state that plan to sell lottery tickets starting in December.

Posted: Aug 2, 2019 7:54 PM

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) -- Tony's Quickmart in New Albany is one of many stores in the state that plan to sell lottery tickets starting in December.

The owners say they are excited about the new addition to their store counters.

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation said the tickets will be on sale at gas stations, convenience stores, grocery stores even casinos starting first with scratch-off tickets.

"We feel great to expect them and I think in December they start selling everywhere. We re happy to get them that will save a lot of people from having to go to different states so that's good," said the store owner.

Each retailer wanting to sell lottery tickets has to undergo a background check and pay an 80 dollar application fee.

There's also an extra 15 dollars for each additional location.

The retailer also has to provide a bond or letter of credit of eight thousand dollars for each location.

The scratch offs from those businesses will be available to the public starting December first.

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