Mississippi retailers gearing up for lottery launch

Mississippi is launching its first lottery this coming Monday.

Posted: Nov 21, 2019 4:16 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Businesses across the state are gearing up to sell lottery tickets.

Scratch-off lottery tickets will go on sale in Mississippi on Nov. 25.

Source: Mississippi Lottery Corporation

Prior to this year, Mississippi did not have a lottery.

One such business is Gameday Haircuts & Spa in Tupelo. 

Open this link to find retailers.

The owner of the North Gloster Street business, Adam Watson, said the business will be ready on Monday morning.

He said the Mississippi Lottery Corporation is sending out a limited number of tickets to each retailer. Watson recommends buyers go early to get a ticket.

The Lottery Corporation said there will initially be four kinds of lottery tickets available, ranging in price from $1 to $5.

Open this link to see the games.

Anyone 21 years of age or older can play any of the Mississippi Lottery games.

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