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Lottery proceeds transferred to state treasury

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) has completed its September transfer of $8,201,767.82 in net proceeds to the Lottery Proceeds Fund in the Mississippi State Treasury. 

This brings the total transfer for Fiscal Year 2021 to $26,508,657.56. 

“Thanks to Mississippians, we continue to raise needed funds for road and bridge repairs throughout the state,” said MLC President Tom Shaheen.

For a complete list of MDOT projects using lottery net proceeds, click here.

Projects getting the benefits of lottery funding include one affecting DeSoto County. The work is on state Highway 305 from state Highway 4 to the DeSoto County line in Tate County, continuing into DeSoto County to Lewisburg.  

When the projects were announced in May, Northern District Transportation Commissioner John Caldwell of Nesbit was quoted as saying in a news release, “MDOT wants to keep these funds moving, the stream of money from the lottery is already working for Mississippians, by repaving and restoring some of our state’s neediest highways.”

The Lottery Commission also announced it would introduce four Holiday-themed scratch-off games this year scheduled to arrive at lottery retailers throughout the state starting Tuesday, Nov. 3.

“These games will feature eye-catching graphics with a festive feel at $1, $2, $5 and $10 price points,” said Shaheen. “They will make great holiday gifts for family, friends and coworkers 21 years or older.”

(Mississippi Lottery news release)

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