Lottery Kicks-Off in Mississippi in a Big Way!

Alyce Clark buying her first scratch-off ticket as sales opened up in Mississippi

JACKSON, MISS. – The Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) announced today 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.

Word of the lottery’s launch in Mississippi traveled outside of state lines and reached a national media level. For more information on new games and updates, visit