Powerball in state will start Jan. 30

Published 6:10 pm Thursday, October 24, 2019

Associated Press

The new Mississippi Lottery will start offering multistate games on Jan. 30.

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The state’s lottery corporation on Tuesday announced the date that Powerball and Mega Millions will be available in Mississippi.

The corporation said last week that the sale of scratch-off tickets for single-state games in Mississippi will begin Nov. 25.

Mississippi has been one of six states without a lottery, but lawmakers met in 2018 and authorized the games of chance. The first $80 million a year will go to highways, and revenue after that will go to education.

Powerball and Mega Millions are overseen by the Multi-State Lottery Association.