Back-to-back Mississippi Match 5 jackpots hit

After 17 successive drawings with no jackpot winners, Mississippi Match 5 produced two jackpot winners in a row.

One lucky player from Yalobusha County matched all five numbers from the Saturday, July 30, Mississippi Match 5 drawing, which began its roll June 23. With the prize amount increasing after each drawing, the jackpot reached $431,749. The numbers drawn were 6-8-11-14-17, and the winning ticket was purchased from Sprint Mart #48 in Water Valley.

The player enjoys playing Mississippi Match 5, especially when the jackpot reaches $200,000 or more. They always choose the same numbers and typically purchase two tickets for each drawing.

Right on Saturday’s heels, the jackpot for the Tuesday, Aug. 2, Mississippi Match 5 was hit by one player matching all five numbers. The $50,000 winning ticket was purchased from Super See Tobacco in Tupelo. The winning numbers were 10-16-20-31-32.

Cashing In

With the recent addition of the 2:30 p.m. drawing joining the 9:30 p.m. drawing and the Fireball add-on feature for Cash 3 and Cash 4, winners have been lining up in front of headquarters in anticipation of claiming their prizes.

Additional notable winners this week include:

·      Mega Millions

o  $10,000: from Aug. 2 drawing purchased from 72 Express on Highway 72, Burnsville.

o  $10,000: from July 29 drawing purchased from Sprint Mart #39, Tupelo

o  $10,000: from July 29 drawing purchased from Hampton Shell, Meridian

o  $20,000: from July 29 drawing purchased from Clark Oil #40, Biloxi.

·      $20 Mega Money scratch-off game

o  $100,000 winning ticket purchased from Main Street Junction #2 on West Main Street, Louisville.

o  $100,000 winning ticket purchased from Shannon Food Mart on Noah Curtis Street, Shannon.

·      Cash 4

o  $2,500 winners: 16

o  $5,000 winners: 13

o  $7,500-$7,600 winners: 4

o  $12,500 winner: 1 (five total Cash 4 tickets)

o  $20,000 winner: 1(four total Cash 4 tickets)

Bob Bakken

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