JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) completed the December 2022 transfer to the state for $10,501,678.23, bringing Fiscal Year 2023 total transfer to approximately $61,220,535.
In accordance with the Alyce G. Clarke Lottery Law, the MLC is required to transfer net proceeds within 20 days following the close of each calendar month.
The first $80 million each fiscal year goes to Mississippi Department of Transportation projects, and proceeds exceeding $80 million in a fiscal year are earmarked for the Education Enhancement Fund.
The MLC is also encouraging lottery players to check their numbers. One $30,000 winning ticket from the Tuesday, January 17, Mega Millions drawing was purchased at a Circle K in Ocean Springs. The ticket matched four out of five white balls plus the Mega Ball.
Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing is now an estimated $439 million, with an estimated cash value of $237.3 million.
The jackpot for Thursday night’s Mississippi Match 5 drawing is an estimated $439,000.
The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday is an estimated $20 million, with an estimated cash value of $10.6 million.