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MS Lottery transfers over $138 million...

MS Lottery transfers over $138 million to the state in FY2021

By: Sarah Ulmer - July 20, 2021

With the end of the FY2021 year the Mississippi Lottery Corporation reported a total of $138,961,541.14 transferred to the state. As designated by the legislature in the original bill that enacted the lottery, the first $80 million went to infrastructure needs across Mississippi through the Mississippi Department of Transportation. After that, it all goes to education.

That means $58,961,541.14 went to the Education Enhancement fund.

The Mississippi lottery is largely fueled by two new draw-style games that contain a series of high jackpots and scratch-off tickets. the most recent transfer from June itself totaled $9,778,993.78. Total gross sales for FY21 exceeded $510 million.

“What an incredible way to end our first complete fiscal year,” said MLC President Jeff Hewitt. “Our success enabled us to return a significant amount to the state for road and bridge repair and for education. We are overwhelmed with the support of our players, vendors and retailers. We continue to introduce new games and play styles and award winners throughout the state, and I am looking forward to the continued success of the lottery.”

The MLC also saw the Powerball® and Mega Millions® jackpots reach jackpots of $731 million and $1 billion respectively.

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Sarah Ulmer

Sarah is a Mississippi native, born and raised in Madison. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she studied Communications, with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism. Sarah’s experience spans multiple mediums, including extensive videography with both at home and overseas, broadcasting daily news, and hosting a live radio show. In 2017, Sarah became a member of the Capitol Press Corp in Mississippi and has faithfully covered the decisions being made by leaders on some of the most important issues facing our state. Email Sarah: