Lottery Raises $2M for Road and Bridge Repairs in 1st Week

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Nearly $9 million worth of Mississippi Lottery tickets were sold the first six days of operation. About $3.8 million in prizes were awarded and nearly $2 million will help pay for roads and bridges in the state. Since the Mississippi Lottery Corporation started selling tickets November 25th the largest prize awarded has been $15,000 and most of the winners so far have chosen to remain anonymous. Mississippi was one of six states without a lottery but after seeing residents driving to Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee to buy tickets Mississippi legislators voted last year to create a lottery to generate money for infrastructure. Powerball and Mega Millions tickets will be available in Mississippi starting in late January.


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