Mississippi Lottery Numbers
Mississippi launched its state lottery on November 25th 2019, with scratch-offs as the first available game. Powerball and Mega Millions are due to launch on January 30th 2020, with a range of state-specific games also due to follow in early 2020.
The winning lottery numbers will be published here soon after the draws have taken place, detailing the balls drawn, the payouts and the number of winners. Until the details of the game are announced, you can find the relevant information for the Mississippi state Lotto along with updates on playing Powerball and MegaMillions from the Magnolia State right here.
The announcement brings Mississippi in line with neighbouring states that allow both a state lottery and multi-state games, raising millions of dollars for projects and charities every year.
The Mississippi lotto will be the first of its kind in the state and will offer players the chance to win huge sums of money whilst also providing valuable funds for state projects and charities. The lotteries in neighbouring states differ slightly, with some running daily and some having draws twice a week, but all of them offer the jackpot for matching all the balls in the draw and multiple other prize tiers for matching fewer numbers.
As the state lottery has only just been launched, details of the prizes, odds or format of the game are yet to be decided. Any updates will be published on our dedicated Lotto page.
Mississippi Lotto News
Mississippi Lottery Generates $2.5 Million Sales On First Day
After decades of political wrangling, the Mississippi Lottery finally launched on November 25th 2019 and it got off to a blistering start, recording $2.5 million worth of scratch-off sales in the first 24 hours.
Supporters of a lottery in Mississippi have always argued that the state is missing out on a huge amount of funding for projects that other states enjoy thanks to their own lotteries. It wasn’t until August 2018 that Governor Phil Bryant called a session to vote on a lottery bill and even this was out-voted in the first instance. A special session 24 hours later forced a re-vote which eventually passed and paved the way for a state Lotto to come to Mississippi. Check out the developments page to keep up with how the formation of the state Lotto game is progressing.
MegaMillions is a multi-state lottery that holds draws every Tuesday and Friday night, regularly offering jackpots over $100 million. Currently it can be played in most of the neighbouring states to Mississippi, but the passing of a new lottery bill has paved the way for ticket sales to begin on January 30th 2020. Check out the MS MegaMillions page for more details on the game and what you can expect should it come to the Magnolia state.
Powerball is the biggest lottery in both the USA and the world, setting the record for the biggest jackpot ever offered at $1.6 billion in January 2016. Draws take place twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Players in Mississippi will be able to enter Powerball from January 30th 2020 onwards, so check out the MS Powerball page for details on what to expect when the multi-state game finally arrives in Mississippi.