Mississippi Lottery Corporation Headquarters
Phone: (601) 487-1155
- Opening times:
- Monday to Friday - -
|Game||Result||Est. Jackpot||Next Draw|
Scammers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing their activities in Mississippi. Be aware, stay alert, and never send money to receive a lottery prize.
Draws for all games will continue as normal.
Starting jackpots for Mississippi Powerball and Mega Millions have been removed - amounts will be published before each draw and now depend on ticket sales and interest rates.
Minimum jackpot increases between draws have been removed for both Powerball and Mega Millions.
The Mississippi Lottery Headquarters is open with limited working hours.
The Mississippi Lottery Headquarters will be processing claims Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. following strict procedures:
Prizes under $600 can be claimed at any Mississippi Lottery retailer.
All prizes between $600 to $99,999 must be claimed from the Mississippi Lottery Headquarters or by mail - sign the back of the ticket, fill out the Prize Claim Form, include a copy of a valid photo ID and proof of the SSN. All documents need to be mailed to the Mississippi Lottery Corporation. Keep a copy of all documents for your records.
For prizes over $100,000, players are required to make an appointment at the Mississippi Lottery Corporation Headquarters.
A quick explainer for all Mississippi State Lottery games.
|Game||Prize Type||Numbers||Sales Close|
|Powerball||Jackpot||5 from 1-69 + 1 from 1-26||8:59 p.m.|
|Mega Millions||Jackpot||5 from 1-70 + 1 from 1-25||9:45 p.m.|
Find out when each draw takes place.
|Powerball||9:59 p.m.||9:59 p.m.|
|Mega Millions||10:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.|
|All times displayed in Mississippi local time.|
The Mississippi Lottery allows players to purchase tickets in advance for consecutive lottery draws.
|Powerball||up to 26|
|Mega Millions||up to 26|
Here's the normal process for claiming prizes in Mississippi.
A Mississippi Lottery Claim form, ID and the original ticket must be provided to claim all lottery prizes of $600 or more. The ID must verify: Name, Signature, Photo, Age and Social Security Number.
Postal Address: Mississippi Lottery Corporation, P.O. Box 321462, Flowood, MS 39232
The Mississippi Lottery is required by law to withhold a percentage of certain prizes for federal tax purposes.
Here are the taxes withheld from lottery winnings, for all U.S. citizens or residents within the state of Mississippi.
|$600 or more||State Tax||3%|
|Over $5,000||State Tax||3%|
If the winner is a U.S. citizen or resident but fails to present proof of a Social Security Number when claiming their prize, the tax withholdings in Mississippi will be the following:
|$600 or more||State Tax||3%|
If the winner is not a citizen or is not a resident of the U.S., taxes withheld by the Mississippi Lottery are different:
|$600 or more||State Tax||3%|
On August 28, 2018, the Mississippi Senate voted in favor of creating a bill to finally legalize lotteries. Just 24 hours earlier, the Senate had voted against such a bill.
However, lawmakers realized that the amount of lottery cash that's being plowed into neighboring states like Arkansas, Louisiana, and Tennessee where it's legal to play the lottery was enormous. In fact, millions of dollars go towards lottery tickets, and that is money that could be spent by residents in their own state.
What's more, proceeds will go toward the Mississippi infrastructure and educational systems:
The lottery money spent by Mississippi residents on Mega Millions and Powerball alone could be used for public services and education in the state.
The Lottery launched on December 1, 2019, and included just scratch-off tickets to start with. The sale for multi-state lottery games like Powerball and Mega Millions started on January 30, 2020.
Phone Number: (601) 487-1155
Lottery prizes in Mississippi are subject to both state and federal taxes.
The Mississippi Lottery is also required to withhold a percentage of certain lottery winnings for tax purposes. Please check our Tax Information section for more details.
The Mississippi Lottery gives winners 180 days from the date of the draw to claim prizes from multi-state draw games.
During the first 10 years, lottery proceeds up to $80 million will go toward infrastructure needs throughout the state. After this initial 10 year period, the lottery proceeds up to $80 million will go toward the State’s General Fund instead.
Any net revenue over $80 millions annually will be used for the Education Enhancement Fund in perpetuity, helping fund the Early Childhood Learning Collaborative and Classroom Supply Fund.
Any winning ticket with a prize less than $600 may be redeemed at any licensed lottery retailer throughout the state.
Lottery winnings of $600 or more, must be claimed at the Mississippi Lottery Headquarters or by mail. To claim any prizes of $600 or more, the winner will need to present a Lottery Winner Claim Form, ID and the original winning ticket.
Before claiming any big lottery prize, we always recommend you consult with a lawyer or financial advisor as they can help you during the claim process.
Lottery tickets are bearer documents, which means that anyone in possession of the ticket can claim it. However if the ticket is lost or damaged, no one can claim any lottery winning obtained by said ticket.
The Mississippi Lottery cannot be made responsible for lost or damaged tickets, so be sure to keep your tickets in a safe place and sign their backs to make sure only you can claim them.
Other daily games such as Daily 3, Daily 4 or Daily 5 may be added shortly.
In the state of Mississippi, you must be 21 years or older to purchase and redeem lottery tickets.
The Mississippi Lottery will not disclose the identity of the person holding a winning lottery ticket without that person’s written permission, in accordance with the Alyce G. Clarke Mississippi Lottery Law.
Yes, check our Advanced draws section for more information.
No, you can only acquire lottery tickets at approved lottery retailers throughout the state.
Got any more questions about the Mississippi Lottery? Contact us we'd love to help answer them.