Mississippi Rolls Out March Scratch-Off Games

Sunday March 1st 2020

The Mississippi Lottery has launched four new scratch-off games on March 3, keeping to its schedule of dropping new games on the first Tuesday of each month. The new additions bring the state's total instant win games to 20.

Here's an overview of the new scratch games, including ticket prices, prize amounts and how to win.

Mississippi Limited

Win a top prize of up to $100,000 for a $5.00 play. There are 15 of your numbers and four winning numbers per ticket.

How to win:

  • Match any of your numbers to any of the winning numbers to win the prize shown for that number
  • Scratch a Money Stack symbol and win five times the prize shown
  • Scratch a "MS" icon and win $50 instantly
  • Win up to 15 times
Mississippi Limited scratch-off prizes and odds of winning
Prize Amount Prize Count
$100,000 5
$10,000 12
$5,000 12
$1,000 76
$500 227
$350 547
$200 552
$150 1,107
$100 1,831
$50 3,651
Approximate overall odds: 1 in 3.82.

Solid Gold

A ticket costs $2.00 for the chance to win up to $15,000. There are 10 of your numbers and two winning numbers per ticket.

How to win:

  • Match any of your numbers to any of the winning numbers and win the prize shown for that number
  • Get the word "GOLD" and win double the prize amount shown for the icon
  • Win up to 10 times
Solid Gold scratch-off prizes and odds of winning
Prize Amount Prize Count
$15,000 8
$1,500 120
$400 431
$100 3,081
Approximate overall odds: 1 in 4.80.

Blackjack

This traditional casino game, reinvented as a scratch-off, offers the chance at a $21,000 payout and costs $2.00 to play. There are 10 hands per ticket.

How to win:

  • If the total of your cards is more than the total of the dealer's cards in any hand across, you win the prize shown
  • If your cards total 21, win twice the prize shown (Jack, Queen and King are worth 10; Ace is worth 11)
Blackjack scratch-off prizes and odds of winning
Prize Amount Prize Count
$21,000 6
$2,000 16
$500 159
$200 207
$100 2,363
Approximate overall odds: 1 in 4.83.

1 Mississippi

You could instantly win up to $2,500 on a $1.00 ticket.

How to win:

  • Scratch a "1" icon and win the amount shown
  • Reveal a Money Bag symbol and win double the prize shown
1 Mississippi scratch-off prizes and odds of winning
Prize Amount Prize Count
$2,500 12
$400 17
$80 225
$40 12,571
$20 25,141
Approximate overall odds: 1 in 4.96.

Biggest prize yet won in Mississippi

A Tupelo man won $200,000 with a Mega Ca$h scratch-off ticket on Thursday, February 20 - the largest prize hit so far in the state. The winner, who hasn't been publicly identified yet, bought the ticket at the Tobacco Superstore in Tupelo.

The first thing the lucky player did after learning he'd won was to call his mother - who didn't believe him and told him to go back to the store to check his ticket.

The man said he will use his winnings to move his mom back home.

Another big-dollar win occurred a few days later on Wednesday, February 26. A ticket sold somewhere in the state won $50,000 in the Powerball draw.

The ticket matched four of the main numbers plus the red Powerball. The winning numbers were 8, 27, 29, 36, 47 and Powerball 24. The winner has not come forward yet.

Did you buy a ticket for the draw? Check your Powerball numbers now.

Mississippi Lottery outperforms goals

The Mississippi Lottery has exceeded revenue expectations, generating over $16 million for upgrades to roads and bridges since it launched on November 25, 2019.

The lottery made its first funds transfer of $7,621,232.47 to the state on January 17.

The lottery is projected to raise $81 million in its first full fiscal year of operation. Funds above $80 million will be spent on education.

The Magnolia State has taken to the lottery enthusiastically, spending around $10 million per week. That figure puts Mississippi sixth in the nation in per capita spending on scratch-off games.

Powerball and Mega Millions have been a hit since they were introduced on January 30, with players lining up outside retailers before dawn to try out the famous draw games.

Ticket sales on the first day were over 200% higher than projected. "Powerball and Mega Millions combined sales were $516,986. This is slightly over double of what we expected for jackpots at the current levels," said Mississippi Lottery Corporation President Tom Shaheen.

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