Even though the winner of the largest-ever Mega Millions jackpot wasn’t from Mississippi, one local player did win big on a different game.
According to officials with the Mississippi Lottery Corporation, a player from Bay Springs went to Keith’s Superstore on Highway 15 and purchased scratch-offs for his neighbor. After his neighbor won $1,000, the player whose name has not been released went back to the same store and decided to purchase some scratch-offs for himself.
Lo and behold, the player also won – his $20 ticket being worth $400,000!
One lucky player hit the $400,000 jackpot on $20 scratch-off, $400,000 Multiplier Mania!!! He first bought tickets for his neighbor, who won $1,000; then went back & purchased some for himself & won BIG! His winning ticket came from Keith’s Superstore in Bay Springs! Congrats! pic.twitter.com/lV3T7O5UYr
— themslottery (@TheMSLottery) August 9, 2023