JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — 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. For the first 10 years, the first $80 million a year from Mississippi lottery revenue will go to infrastructure needs.
After the $80 million benchmark is hit, the rest goes to education.