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Powerball and Mega Millions arrive Thursday in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – If you’re feeling lucky, you will have more ways to win in the Mississippi Lottery this week.

Lottery retailers across the state will start selling Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets starting Thursday.

You will be able to buy them at most locations where scratch off tickets are already available.

The first drawing for Mega Millions will be this Friday at 10 p.m.

The first Powerball drawing will be Saturday night at 9:59 p.m..

Currently the Powerball jackpot sits at $394 million.

Lottery officials hope nobody wins in tonight’s drawing so people in Mississippi can get a crack at that money.

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If you’re feeling lucky, you will have more ways to win in the Mississippi Lottery this week.

You’ll soon be able to buy Powerball, Mega Millions lottery tickets in Mississippi

Starting Jan. 30, Mississippi will begin selling tickets to the multi-state Powerball and Mega Million lotteries. LC- The Oregonian

Alabamians hoping to hit it rich will soon be able to go to Mississippi for their lottery fix.

Starting Jan. 30, Mississippi will begin selling tickets to the multi-state Powerball and Mega Million lotteries.

“Mississippians will no longer have to cross into neighboring states to participate in these drawing-style games,” said Tom Shaheen, president of the Mississippi Lottery Corporation. “They will soon have the opportunity for a chance to play big jackpot games four times per week, as well as many secondary prizes.”

Drawings for both games will take place twice a week. Powerball drawings occur on Wednesday and Saturdays while Mega Millions drawings take place on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Money generated by the lottery will go to a variety of projects. The first $80 million of net lottery proceeds annually will go towards infrastructure needs. After that 10-year period, proceeds up to $80 million will go into the state’s general fund with any revenue over that amount going to education.

Alabama is one of five states that doesn’t have a lottery. The others are: Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah.

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You’ll soon be able to buy Powerball, Mega Millions lottery tickets in Mississippi Starting Jan. 30, Mississippi will begin selling tickets to the multi-state Powerball and Mega Million