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Mississippi to start selling lottery tickets Nov. 25

October 16, 2019, 8:50 pm ET

First MS Lottery retailers have been approved

By Todd Northrop

People wanting to play the Mississippi lottery will be able to do so slightly sooner than expected.

The Mississippi Lottery Corp. announced it will start selling scratch-off lottery tickets Nov. 25 — the Monday before Thanksgiving. Lottery officials had originally planned to begin sales on Dec. 1.

Multi-state lottery tickets for games such as Powerball and Mega Millions are expected to go on sale in early 2020.

Euro Millions

Lottery first-timer's $551,575 winner nearly ended up in trash

October 14, 2019, 8:27 pm ET

An Ireland man who bought his first-ever lottery ticket said the $551,575 winner nearly ended up in the trash at his local store.

The Dublin dad was thanking his lucky stars today in the Ireland National Lottery Winner's Room as he claimed his check for €500,000 (US$551,575), which was a top prize won in the EuroMillions Plus draw on Tuesday, October 8.

His winning Quick Pick ticket was bought at the Centra store on Grange Road in Rathfarnham, Dublin 14.

And he revealed that while he has no plans set in stone for the winnings just yet, he said that he was going to surprise his daughter and show her the check at the dinner table tonight.

Insider Buzz

'You assume all the money noise stops when you finally have it'

October 14, 2019, 9:19 am ET

What would you do if you suddenly came into a large amount of money? Would you upgrade your home and invest the rest, putting just a little aside to build a shelter for orphaned orang-utans, just as you once said you would? Actually, you're far more likely to drive a succession of sports cars into swimming pools — a visual representation of the proverbial car crash your life is likely to become as you fritter away your cash bonanza.

A study at Vanderbilt University in the US found that lottery winners who won substantial sums were 50 per cent more likely than winners of small amounts to be bankrupt within five years.

Euro Millions

Lottery winner from UK claims 170m EuroMillions jackpot

October 11, 2019, 10:16 pm ET

The lucky winner of Tuesday's record 170 million (US$209 million / €190 million)EuroMillions jackpot draw has come forward, the UK National Lottery has said.

Alabama

20 years later: Will a lottery vote come before the people of Alabama again?

October 11, 2019, 9:58 pm ET

Saturday will mark 20 years since the people of Alabama voted against allowing a lottery, and now many legislators say it's time to let the people vote again.

Mississippi Lottery

Mississippi Lottery hits the Web and social media

October 10, 2019, 8:29 am ET

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) has unveiled a new look for its website and officially introduced its brand on social media in advance of its anticipated launch of scratch-off tickets by December 1.

Euro Millions

UK ticket-holder is Britain's biggest-ever lottery winner after winning 170m EuroMillions jackpot

October 9, 2019, 7:46 am ET

EuroMillions players across Britain have been urged to check their tickets this morning after one person won the entire 170 million (US$209 million/ €190 million) jackpot.

Euro Millions

€190m EuroMillions lottery jackpot will be won tonight, no matter what

October 8, 2019, 8:58 am ET

The EuroMillions jackpot of €190 million (US$209 million) will have to be won on Tuesday night no matter what happens, with the odds of claiming at least a share of the top prize effectively falling from 140 million to 1 to a considerably more manageable 7 million to 1 due to a never-before enforced rule.

Michigan Lottery

Third $1 million lottery prize goes unclaimed in Michigan this year

October 4, 2019, 9:07 am ET

Michigan residents apparently aren't checking their lottery tickets, as a $1 million prize went unclaimed on Thursday — for the third time this year, the state lottery said.

South Carolina Lottery

Record number of people win SC Lottery Pick 4 game

October 2, 2019, 12:14 pm ET

We now know that a lot of people in South Carolina have the same strategy for the Pick 4 lottery game — and it just won them a lot of money.

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