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Powerball Reaches $523 Million for Saturday drawing

The Powerball jackpot continues its three-month roll, reaching $523 million for the Saturday, Sept. 25 drawing. The amount is the 10th largest jackpot in the Powerball game and the highest the jackpot has grown since January when it was at…

Mega Millions jackpot hits $1 billion ahead of Friday drawing

The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday, January 22, just increased to an estimated annuity jackpot of $1 billion, the Mississippi Lottery Corporation announced. The new cash value is now estimated at $739.6 million. If won, it would be the 2nd-largest jackpot…

State auditor returns nearly $500,000 to Mississippi

State Auditor Shad White announced his office returned nearly $500,000 to taxpayers across Mississippi after previous investigations showed public funds were stolen or misused. Amounts were returned from cases involving the City of Columbus after former Chief…

Mississippi receives funds to work on federal roadways

Mississippi is receiving more than $22.7 million in federal funds to offset costs to repair and build federal roadways in the state that were damaged by storms and flooding earlier this year. Among the five Federal Highway Administration awards is…

MDA accepting applications for Restoration Fund projects

The Mississippi Development Authority is taking project applications for the Gulf Coast Restoration Fund. Applications can be found online at mississippi.org/gcrf. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28. Representatives from MDA, as well as members of the…

Mississippi Lottery to end four scratch-off games

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation announced Tuesday that four scratch-off games will end on July 31. The four games that are ending are: Game #2 – Happy Holidays Y’ALL Game #5 – Fast 50’s Game #6 – Money Bags Game #9…

Lottery Corporation transfers $9.7M to state for April

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation on Monday completed its April transfer of $9,709,843.36 in net proceeds to the Lottery Proceeds Fund in the Mississippi State Treasury. This brings the total amount deposited to the state to more than $47.2 million since…

State lottery sees decline in proceeds in March

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation on Friday made the March transfer of $9,942,264 in net proceeds to the Lottery Proceeds Fund in the state treasury. This brings the total amount deposited to the state to more than $37.5 million since launch…

New quarters with cool designs are coming

You may have to do a double take the next time you get some change. The Federal Reserve is launching five brand new quarters each featuring a different design on the back, honoring a different national park or historic site.…

New teacher support grant in Harrison County School District

It’s an exciting day to be a new teacher in the Harrison County School District. Today during orientation, teachers new to the district were surprised with a $250 gift card, thanks to a generous donation from the late Darrell Saucier.…

Meeting financial resolutions

A new year can mean the perfect time to get your finances in order. Many people make it their New Year’s resolution to handle their money better. News 25 spoke with Edward Jones financial advisor Wendy Roper about things to…

Luncheon focuses on catastrophe savings

A storm could stir up a financial crisis at any time of the year. Helping homeowners stay prepared for a natural disaster, First Federal Bank representatives hosted a luncheon focused on catastrophe savings in Pascagoula today. Local tax advisers and…