Mississippi collects more than $95M from lottery in 9 months

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Scratch-off cards and other games of chance have put more than $95 million into the Mississippi budget since July.

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation says Friday that it has transferred $11.5 million from lottery proceeds into the state treasury for March.

That brings the total to $95.3 million for the first nine months of the budget year.

The first $80 million of lottery money goes into a state road and bridge fund. That was reached in February.

The remaining $15.3 million has gone into the Education Enhancement Fund.

Lottery revenue makes up only a small portion of the nearly $7 billion state budget.

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4/15/2022 11:54:52 AM (GMT -5:00)

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