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Mississippi Powerball

Powerball arrived in Mississippi in early 2020, with tickets going on sale on January 30, ahead of the draw on February 1. The MS State Lottery officially launched on November 25, 2019 and initially sold scratch-off games before Powerball was introduced a matter of weeks later.

This page features all the important information you'll need to know about Powerball, including how to play and the game rules.

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MS Powerball Rules

You can play Powerball by picking up a playslip from any licensed lottery retailer in Mississippi. Here are some rules to be aware of:

  • You must be at least 21 years of age to buy lottery tickets or redeem prizes.
  • Federal taxes will be withheld on any prize over $5,000, in addition to state taxes of up to 5 percent.
  • The Mississippi Lottery will not disclose a winner's identity without the winner's written permission.

The How to Play page will tell you more about playing Powerball. Online play is not available in Mississippi.

Claiming Powerball Prizes in Mississippi

Powerball prizes won on tickets bought in Mississippi must also be claimed in Mississippi. You have 180 days from the date of the winning draw to claim and the method of claiming your prize depends on how much you win:

Up to $599.99
Between $600 and $99,999.99
$100,000 and over
Claim by Mail
Group Claims

Where Does The Money Go?

The Alyce G. Clarke Mississippi Lottery Law specifies that the first $80 million of the lottery's annual net proceeds will be allocated to the State Highway Fund for the repair and renovation of Mississippi's highways and bridges. Any proceeds above $80 million will be transferred to the Education Enhancement Fund, which provides funding for schools across the state.

This allocation of revenue will continue until June 30, 2028, after which any proceeds up to $80 million will go to the State General Fund. Any proceeds above this amount will still be allocated to the Education Enhancement Fund.

Frequently Asked Powerball Questions

Take a look at the most frequently asked questions about Powerball in Mississippi.

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