It hasn’t even been a week since Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets started to be sold in Mississippi, but from the state’s initial numbers, it looks like it has paid off for state funding and projects.
Last Thursday, we took you to Keith’s Superstore in the Pass Christian Harbor as state Senator Philip Moran made a ceremonial purchase of both Powerball and Mega Millions.
As we’ve reported, the Hancock County lawmaker spearheaded the drive to legalize lottery ticket sales in Mississippi, and more than 1,500 retailers got on board, selling Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets for the first time ever January 30th.
According to the Mississippi Lottery Corporation, combined sales that first day, Thursday, January 30th of Powerball and Mega Millions rang in at more than half-a-million dollars – $516,986.
Here’s a look at this weekend’s winning numbers:
The numbers for Friday’s Mega Millions drawing are: 28, 31, 33, 57 and 62. Mega Ball is 19.
The winning numbers for Saturday’s Powerball drawing are 12, 33, 54, 57 and 60. Powerball is 13.
Remember, you can tune into our WXXV NBC channel every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday for your weekly Powerball and Mega Millions drawings. The Mega Millions numbers will be drawn on Tuesdays and Fridays, and Powerball numbers are drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
You can also stream the Powerball drawings through WXXV’s live stream at mslotteryhome.com .