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Mississippi's first week of lottery sees almost $9 million, Lee County high in sales

Source: Mississippi Lottery Corporation

2019 is Mississippi's first time having a lottery and it's going well.

Posted: Dec 4, 2019 4:10 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The first six days of Mississippi’s lottery brought in almost $9 million.

According to the Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC), the exact amount is $8,932,200, resulting in approximately $1.9 million for roads and bridges around the state.

“The top-five selling counties for the week were Hinds, Harrison, Rankin, Lee and Forrest,” MLC President Tom Shaheen said.

Players cashed in more than $3.8 million in prizes with a number of large winners, according to MLC. The top prizes claimed ranged from $2,000 to $15,000.

Four more scratch-off games will be available on Dec. 10. 

Open this link to view those games.

“People love variety,” Shaheen said. “Our plan is to introduce four new scratch-off games once a month. In addition, Powerball® and MegaMillions® will go on sale January 30, 2020.”

Mississippi’s first-day lottery sales, Nov. 25, surpassed $2.5 million, the MLC previously announced.

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