First day lottery sales surpassed $2.5 million

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) announced first-day sales on November 25 surpassed $2.5 million translating into an anticipated return of $570,000 for the state coffers.

“We believe Mississippi has more than exceeded expectations,” said MLC President Tom Shaheen. “We knew Mississippians were ready to play the lottery. We did not foresee the level of their excitement! Next, onto Powerball® and MegaMillions®!”

The MLC activated the system at 5 a.m. enabling nearly 1,200 approved retailers to begin selling scratch-off tickets. MLC retailers are located in 80 of the 82 counties.

The Alyce G. Clarke Mississippi Lottery Law is named in honor of Rep. Alyce Clarke.