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Lottery officials increase record-breaking Mississippi Match 5 jackpot for third time

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The Mississippi Match 5 jackpot has increased for the third time since the previous drawing, with the newly announced total nearing almost $100,000 more than three days ago.

Following Saturday night’s drawing, the jackpot was previously advertised to have risen to $810,000 before the game’s officials chose to increase the winning prize again to $880,000.

Now, the new jackpot for Tuesday’s drawing is sitting at an estimated $900,000 for the current run’s 25th roll.

“We have never seen anything like this for our in-state game,” said Mississippi Lottery President Jeff Hewitt. “Player enthusiasm over this jackpot is driving up sales, permitting us to increase the jackpot – again.”

It’s been nearly two months since a player matched all five numbers, with the last jackpot of $55,000 being hit on December 10.

At this time, the grand prize has risen hundreds of thousands of dollars above the previous Mississippi Match 5 record of $665,000, which was split between two winning tickets in July of 2021.

Since its launch, Mississippi Match 5 has had five jackpots of more than $500,000. Each time there’s a jackpot winner, the game resets to a $50,000 jackpot.

Two Mississippi players walked away with big wins over the weekend, as both tickets sold for Saturday’s Powerball drawing were worth $100,000 each. One player purchased their ticket from Keith’s Superstore #107 on Highway 49 in Saucier, while the other purchased their winning ticket from a Shell on Church Road in Southaven.

As for previous winners, three days remain for the player who purchased a $500,000 Powerball ticket from the August 13 drawing.

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