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Bryant Says Lotter Raised Half Million for Roads in First Day


JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Outgoing Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant tweeted earlier this week that the new Mississippi Lottery raised $500,000 in funds to be used for repairs to the state’s roads and bridges on opening day. The actual final net was $570,000 as scratch off tickets went on sale Monday generating $2.5 million in sales. Powerball and Mega Millions will be available at the end of January. For the next decade, up to $80 million a year from lottery proceeds will help fund state roads and bridges or to match federal infrastructure money. Any revenue above $80 million would go to public education, the Education Enhancement Fund.

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