Lottery sales bring in more than $8M


The Mississippi Lottery Corporation announced the sales for the first week which brought in $8,932,200 resulting in approximately $1.9 million for roads and bridges around the state.

MLC President Tom Shaheen said the top five selling counties for the week were Hinds, Harrison, Rankin, Lee, and Forrest.

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In addition to positive sales, players cashed in more than $3.8 million in prizes. Top prizes claimed ranged from $2,000 to $15,000.

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

Mississippi Lottery Corporation will be rolling out new scratch-offs every month and the Mega Millions and Powerball will be available on January 30th.