How to find which stores are selling lottery tickets at launch
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Lottery tickets are officially on sale in Mississippi, and everyone wants to be the first to hit a big jackpot.
A whopping 1,152 stores in the state have lottery tickets for sale as of Monday’s launch, including dozens just within Jackson. But that doesn’t mean you’ll be able to find them at any store. Here’s all the stores in Jackson where you can buy tickets:
- AR ONESTOP LLC, 1601 E COUNTY LINE ROAD
- BAILEY FUEL EXPRESS INC, 1006 BAILEY AVE.
- BLUESKY STORE #6374611 I-55 NORTH AT NORTHSIDE DRIVE
- BLUESKY STORE #650, 1035 EAST COUNTY LINE ROAD
- CEFCO CONVENIENCE STORE #54, 3700 LAKELAND DRIVE
- CHUKSTOP FOOD MART CONVENIENCE STORE, 3165 ROBINSON ST.
- CIRCLE K STORE #2723738, 1264 HIGH ST.
- CIRCLE K STORE #2723742, 7442 SIWELL ROAD
- CIRCLE K STORE #2723745, 6154 OLD CANTON ROAD
- COLONIAL MART SHELL, 5624 OLD CANTON ROAD
- CR FOOD MART, 3910 HANGING MOSS ROAD
- D’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL, 2725 N. WEST ST.
- ED’S CITGO, 1467 S. GALLATIN
- EXXON FOOD & GAS, 970 N STATE ST.
- FAST FILL #5 LLC, 455 BRIARWOOD DRIVE
- FAST LANE NORTHSIDE, 1157 E NORTHSIDE DRIVE
- FLEETWAY 137, 4990 I-55 NORTH
- FUEL TIME #7, 3630 W NORTHSIDE DRIVE
- FUEL TIME 2, 410 BEASLEY ROAD
- FUEL TIME 4, 4556 N SIWELL ROAD STE B
- FUEL TIME 5, 1133 RAYMOND ROAD
- GURKHAS LLC, 5300 N STATE ST.
- H & R RACEWAY LLC, 5785 HWY 18
- HWY 80 ONE STOP LLC., 4020 HWY 80 WEST
- INDLAND FOOD STORE, 3155 TERRY ROAD
- J & A FUEL STORES, INC, 3249 MEDGAR EVERS BLVD.
- J & I & R RACEWAY LLC, 4615 CLINTON BLVD.
- JAS PETRO STATE ST., 1302 N STATE ST.
- JAZZ EXXON, 5491-A WATKINS DRIVE
- JJ’S FOOD MART, 4498 W. NORTHSIDE DRIVE
- JPK FOOD & FUEL, 4501 TERRY ROAD
- KD FOOD MART, 455 DANIEL LAKE BLVD.
- MCDOWELL ROAD CITGO, 111 E MCDOWELL ROAD
- MEGAR TEXACO FOOD MART, 4414 MEDGAR EVERS BLVD.
- MIDWEST, 1503 W. MCDOWELL ROAD
- MOTI LLC, 5673 HWY 18
- MURPHY OIL USA #8543, 6394 RIDGEWOOD ROAD
- MURPHY OIL USA- #5736, 2709 GREENWAY DRIVE
- ONE STOP GAS, 569 NORTHSIDE DRIVE
- PROMISE GAS & GROCERY, 3210 HWY 80 WEST
- PSRNV LLC, 5596 LYNCH ST.
- RAVINDER FOOD & GAS, 3720 SIWELL ROAD
- SANDY’S MARATHON, 1780 S. GALLATIN
- SARB FOOD MART, 1255 N WEST ST.
- SHAKTI FOOD AND GAS, 1675 RAYMOND ROAD
- SHER FOOD MART, 5308 CLINTON BLVD.
- SKS FOOD MART, LLC, 5318 CLINTON BLVD.
- SOUTHLAND GROCERY & GAS, 3320 MEDGER EVERS BLVD.
- SPEEDOO FOOD & GAS, 275 RAYMOND ROAD
- SPRINT MART #102, 5700 MEDGAR EVERS BLVD.
- SPRINT MART #103, 2899 MCDOWELL ROAD
- SPRINT MART #107, 4301 NORTH STATE ST.
- SPRINT MART #118, 1263 HIGH ST.
- SPRINT MART #119, 1015 EAST NORTHSIDE DRIVE
- SPRINT MART #121, 4962 HWY. 80 WEST
- SPRINT MART #122, 4775 CLINTON BLVD.
- SPRINT MART #123, 1200 E. NORTHSIDE DRIVE
- SPRINT MART #124, 1403 LAKELAND DRIVE
- SPRINT MART #129, 411 MCDOWELL ROAD
- SUNNY FOOD MART, 2710 MEDGAR EVER S BLVD.
- SUPERMART, 4716 N STATE ST.
- SUPERMART CITGO, 5100 N STATE ST.
Currently, stores are selling scratch tickets. Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets will go on sale Jan. 30, 2020.
To check which stores near you have tickets, click here.
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Lottery tickets are officially on sale in Mississippi, and everyone wants to be the first to hit a big jackpot.
Mississippi Lottery Start Date: Where to Buy Lottery Tickets and Scratch-Off Games in Mississippi?
Mississippi residents will soon be able to purchase tickets for the Mega Millions and Powerball lotteries, with the lottery becoming legal in the state on January 30, 2020. On November 25, 2019, the state of Mississippi introduced scratch-off tickets and announced that national lottery tickets would soon become available to purchase in-state.
Mississippi initially launched four kinds of scratch-offs, but now sell 12, with jackpots ranging from $2,000 to $200,000. Since launching in late November, the scratch-off sales have exceeded $80 million and players have claimed more than $44 million in prizes.
The Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) announced on Wednesday, January 22, that it had transferred its first payment to the state. MLC transferred $7,621,232.37 in net proceeds to the Lottery Proceeds Fund in the Mississippi State Treasury.
Tom Shaheen, MLC President, said in a statement: “We are very pleased with these early results. Retailer and player support have been fantastic in our collective efforts to raise money for roads, bridges and education needs for the state of Mississippi.”
Shaheen added: “On January 7, the MLC introduced its first $10 game with a top prize of $200,000. Player interest has been extremely high. We look forward to our first $200,000 winning ticket being claimed.”
Where to buy lottery tickets in Mississippi? Mississippi Lottery Retailers
Since launching the lottery in November, retailers across Mississippi have registered to sell scratch-offs and lottery tickets. According to Shaheen, the MLC has more than 1,400 retailers and expects to have around 1,500 retailers by the time Mega Millions and Powerball tickets go on sale on January 30.
You can find your nearest licensed lottery retailer in Mississippi using the store locator. Tickets must be purchased at a retailer and cannot be bought online. Additionally, players must be 21 or older to purchase a ticket.
There will be a Mega Millions draw on Friday, January 31, and a Powerball draw on Saturday, February 1.
Prizes won with the Mississippi Scratch-Off Tickets
Major prizes have been won with the Mississippi scratch-off tickets since they went on sale in late November. As of January 18, two people have claimed $100,000 prizes, 18 people have claimed $20,000 prizes and one person has claimed a $15,000 prize. Six people have claimed $5,000 prizes, 11 people have claimed $3,000 prizes, one person has claimed a $2,500 prize and 63 people have claimed a $2,000 prize. Additionally, 730 people have claimed $500 prizes.
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Earlier this month, two Mississippi residents were arrested after trying to cash in a forged scratch-off ticket. Odis Latham, 47, and Russell Sparks, 48, tried to cash in a $100,000 ticket that had numbers glued on. The pair attached a piece of a second ticket to make it look as though they had won the grand prize.
Since when does Mississippi have a lottery?
Mississippi was one of six states that banned the lottery, joining Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah. The Mega Millions and Powerball lotteries are currently available in the other 44 states, plus Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Powerball lottery is available in Puerto Rico, too.
On August 31, 2018, Mississippi passed a law authorizing the lottery and established the MLC. The state previously objected to the lottery due to religious beliefs, which is also the reason why Alabama and Utah have banned the lottery.
Another reason why the state didn’t previously allow the lottery is due to its riverboat gambling and casino cruise industry. This is why Nevada doesn’t allow the lottery, as it could impact its gambling industry.
Mississippi launched scratch-off tickets in November and the state’s residents will soon get to play both Mega Millions and Powerball.