Soon there will be just five states without a lottery. Alabama will be one of them.
The Mississippi Lottery Corp. announced they will start selling scratch-off tickets on November 25th, earlier than the expected date of December 1, 2019. This will leave only five states, Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah with no lotteries.
Mississippi authorized the lottery in 2018 and recently the Multi-State Lottery Association approved Mississippi for Powerball and Mega
Mississippi’s lottery will help fund infrastructure and education programs. Mississippi’s lottery is expected to generate $40 million in the first year before growing to $80 million to $100 million a year thereafter.