Mark your calendars! Starting January 30th, you won’t have to travel across state lines any longer to get your lottery tickets.
Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets will be available here in Mississippi starting on January 30, 2020.
Accepted into the multi-state lottery association in August, the Mississippi Lottery Corporation will be the newest lottery member to sell Powerball and Mega Millions once sales begin.
Drawings for both games will happen twice a week and there will be jackpots reaching more than $1 billion dollars.
Powerball drawings occur on Wednesday and Saturdays. Mega Millions drawings take place on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The first $80 million wil go into the state’s general fund.
Any net proceeds over $30 million dollars will be sent to the Education Enhancement Fund, which helps fund Pre-K and the Classroom Supply Fund.
The state legislature voted to open the way for a lottery in Mississippi after many years of debate.