JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Mississippi’s first-day lottery sales surpassed $2.5 million, the Mississippi Lottery Corporation announced Tuesday.
Monday’s sales translated into an anticipated return of $570,000 for the state coffers.
Scratch-off tickets went on sale for the first time ever in Mississippi at 5 a.m. on Monday.
Prior to Monday, Mississippi did not have a lottery.
Powerball and Mega Millions tickets will be available for purchase in Mississippi on Jan. 30, 2020.