What is the Mississippi Lottery?
The Mississippi lottery is a relatively new lottery from the United States, the lottery was authorized by the Alyce G. Clarke Mississippi Lottery Law in 2018. The Mississippi lottery is very important to the Mississippi state because the proceeds from the sale of each Mississippi Lottery ticket are used to fund Mississippi’s infrastructure and education. Unlike other well established lotteries which have been available over the years, the Mississippi lottery is relatively new and it currently offers just a few games at the moment namely:
Scratch Off Games
If you are playing the Mississippi lottery, you will have the opportunity of playing daily because there will always be a draw for a draw game on a daily basis. There are several Scratch Off games which can be played at any moment.How do you play the Mississippi Lottery?
There is a total of three draw games which form part of the Mississippi lottery, the Mississippi lottery are different in nature and these games have different rules and playstyles. Please note that one game is exclusive to the Mississippi lottery and the other two are multi-state games. This article will look at each game individually, clearly explaining what the game entails and how to play it.
The Powerball is a multi-state jackpot game which is very popular in the United States. The lottery has two weekly drawings every Wednesday and Saturday and the draws are held at 9:59 p.m. CT after ticket sales have ended at 8:59 p.m. Powerball is a two set lottery and in order for you to play the Powerball, you must select 5 numbers from 1 to 69 and one number from 1 to 26 for the Powerball, the selection can be done manually or using the Quick Pick option which randomly makes your selections. Powerball is not a cheap lottery, each time you play the Powerball, you must part ways with $2 which is the cost of play and the Power Play option adds $1 per play.
MegaMillions is a very popular lottery which is played in a total of 45 states in the U.S. as well as the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The lottery was launched in 1996 and has evolved through the years because when it was initially lauched, it was reffered to as the Big Game, it was relaunched in 2002 as The Big Game Mega Millions temporarily, before being renamed Mega Millions. The lottery is a 5/70 lottery and when you are playing Mega Millions, you must select five numbers from 1 to 70 and one number from 1 to 25 for the Megaball, the selection can be done manually or using the Quick Pick option which randomly makes your selections. This lottery is one of the most lucrative lotteries in the world with its record jackpot a staggering $1.537 billion which was won in 2018. The ticket cost is $2 per ticket and you can add $1 for the Megaplier.
Cash 3 is a Mississippi lottery draw game which was launched on the 30th of January 2020. The game is drawn on a daily basis at around 9:50 pm CT which means that you have an opportunity to win with this lottery daily. The game offers players with various prizes of up to $500, there also is a total of eight play styles available namely:
Exact Order/6-Way Any Order
Exact Order/3-Way Any Order
6-Way Any Order
3-Way Any Order
To play the Mississippi Cash 3, you must select three digits from 000 through 999 or simply check the Quick Pick box for randomly selected numbers. You can also choose just one or two digits and let Quick Pick fill in the rest. Please note that players may choose a $0.50 or $1 wager for most play types and how much you bet determines which play types you can choose and how much you can win. The top prize for a $1 play is $500, and for a $0.50 play it’s $250.
When are the draws conducted?
Drawing times for the Mississippi Lottery games are different as they are seperate games altogether. Below are the draw dates and times for all the draws:
Game Draw Days Draw Times*
Powerball Wednesday & Saturday 8:59 PM
Mega Millions Tuesday & Friday 9:00 PM
Cash 3 Monday – Sunday 9:50 PM
Who can bet on the Mississippi Lottery?
If you want to play the Mississippi Lottery outside the USA, then you will only be able to bet on Powerball and Mega Millions as the Cash 3 is exclusive to the Mississippi lottery and is not currently available to play outside of the Mississippi State.
How to claim your prize if you win?
You need to retain your original tickets because only original tickets will be accepted to claim any prize.
For prizes under $600, you may claim them at any Mississippi Lottery Corporation retailer nearest to you.
For prizes between $600 and $99,999, you may claim them at the Mississippi Lottery Headquarters or by mail. Please note that you must provide a Mississippi Lottery Winner Claim form, ID and the original ticket if you are claiming any amount from $600 and above. If you choose to send the documents, you must send them to the Mississippi Lottery Corporation, P.O. Box 321462, Flowood, MS, 39232.
For prizes of $100,000 or more, you must claim them at the Mississippi Lottery Headquarters located at 1080 River Oaks Drive, Bldg. B-100, Flowood, MS, 39232.