Mississippi Lottery reels in more than $500,000 on first day

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You win some, you lose some, but it looks like the Mississippi Lottery is a sure bet. Scratch-offs have only been available for purchase in Mississippi for just over 24 hours.

According to Governor Phil Bryant, via a tweet yesterday, just before 6 p.m. the state had reeled in more than half a million dollars to fund road repairs throughout Mississippi just from proceeds the first 12 hours.

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The first $80 million will go towards infrastructure and road maintenance. Anything over that will go to education.