Mississippi lottery sales surpass $8.9 million in first week

The lottery has already brought millions of dollars to Mississippi. 

According to a news release from the Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC), the first week of sales brought in $8,932,200 million resulting in approximately $1.9 million for roads and bridges around the state.

Related: First-day lottery sales surpassed $2.5 million

“Overall, retailers and players were very positive and excited that the lottery is finally here,” said MLC President Tom Shaheen. “The top-five selling counties for the week were Hinds, Harrison, Rankin, Lee and Forrest.”

In addition to positive sales, players cashed in more than $3.8 million in prizes with a number of large winners. Top prizes claimed ranged from $2,000 to $15,000. All but one winner chose to remain anonymous.

Four more scratch-off games will be available at all retailer locations on Tuesday, December 10.

The new games include:

  • $1—Fast $50s: Win up to $2,000!
  • (12–$2,000 prizes)
  • $2—Jewels 7s Doubler: Win up to $20,000! (4–$20,000 prizes)
  • $2—Money Bags: Win up to $20,000!
  • (4–$20,000 prizes)
  • $5—Mississippi Blues: Win up to $100,000! (4–$100,000 prizes)

“People love variety,” said Shaheen. “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.