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Lottery generates $138 million for infrastructure, education as FY 2021 ends

At the end of its first complete fiscal year, the Mississippi Lottery generated a total of $138,961,541 for the state. 

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation announced the total following its final transfer of the year— $9,778,993.78 for the month of June. The breakdown of where this revenue ended up is $80 million for roads & bridges with the remaining $58,961,541 going to state’s Education Enhancement Fund. Total gross sales for FY21 exceeded $510 million with the MLC crediting two new draw-style games, a series of high jackpots and an expanding array of scratch-off tickets for the surging sales. 

“What an incredible way to end our first complete fiscal year,” MLC President Jeff Hewitt said. “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.”

Hewitt took over for outgoing MLC President Tom Shaheen, who announced his retirement earlier this year. 

In seven months of FY 2020, the lottery generated $70,703,360 for the state. 

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