Lottery in Mississippi (MS): FAQs and How to Play

By Milo Cruz
Results Updated On:13 Aug 2020 (GMT)
Game Winning Numbers Details
Powerball
Regular Numbers
02
03
14
40
51
Powerball
24
Power Play
3
Next Jackpot
$169,000,000
Draw Date
Next Draw
Mega Millions
Regular Numbers
08
22
29
43
56
Mega Ball
09
Megaplier
4
Next Jackpot
$31,000,000
Draw Date
Next Draw

Is there a lottery in Mississippi?

Yes, although since very recently. The state started offering scratch-off games on November 25th, 2019, and introduced Powerball and Mega Millions draw games starting January 30th, 2020.

Why did Mississippi Not Have a State Lottery?

Mississippi did in fact have lotteries in the past, which were used to raise funds for various state projects.

Many organizations and individuals have been pushing for a state-sponsored lottery for quite some time but lawmakers had been reluctant to go through with it for fear of upsetting religious church groups as well as the existing casino industry within the state.

This changed in August 2018 when the Mississippi House of Representatives voted in favor of establishing a state lottery corporation with the objective of using the profits to fund state education, infrastructure, and other social service projects.

Other United States Lotteries

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    * No state-sanctioned lottery