$2.five million in sales on 1st day of Mississippi lottery
JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Lottery Corporation says folks purchased a complete of $2.five million in lottery tickets on the primary day of sales.
In a information liberate, lottery officers stated that interprets into $570,000 for the state.
Tickets went on sale at five a.m. Monday. The tickets are to be had at just about 1,200 shops in 80 of the state’s 82 counties.
Prospective lottery avid gamers who wish to in finding the nearest Mississippi Lottery shops to shop for tickets can use the loose Lottery Places app (www.lotteryplaces.com). Lottery Places is the one app to be had that may find lottery shops in each and every state and jurisdiction during the United States. It additionally unearths lottery shops in Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, and far of the Caribbean.
Lottery Places can pinpoint any of the just about 1,200 lottery shops already authorized for promoting Mississippi Lottery tickets.
The lottery’s president, Tom Shaheen, says the state has exceeded expectancies.
For a long time, the state resisted a lottery. But in 2018, lawmakers licensed it so that you could pay for highway repairs and infrastructure wishes.
For 10 years, the primary $80 million is going to infrastructure wishes and when the 10 years is over, that cash is going to the overall fund. Anything over $80 million is going to training.