Mississippi Lottery has two new games




Today, Mississippians are rushing to buy lottery tickets for a chance to win two huge jackpots.

Ticket sales for Mississippi’s first Powerball AND Mega-Millions lottery began today at more than 1,000 retailers throughout the state.

The Powerball jackpot is currently estimated to be $40 million and the Mega-Millions is estimated to be $155 million.


Many are willing to test their luck.



“I’m going to get some tickets now”,said Robert James, Mississippi resident.


 “I play a few scratch-off’s here and there; I haven’t bought a Powerball ticket yet. So, but I think I’ll buy one today”, said Gregory Gatto, Mississippi resident.


Greg Gatto shares that he believes the new lottery games are a good thing for the state.



 “It’s going to bring a lot of money to the state and to our community hopefully somebody big here locally will git big and change their life”, said Gatto.


He also shares what he would do --if he was to win.


 "Oh, I think the first thing I would do is take care of my entire family”, said Gatto.

Like most –just keeping hope alive.


 “Hope for the best, that’s the only thing I can say, hope I can win”, said Robert James.


To find a lottery retailer near you, head to the Official Mississippi State Lottery Website:

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