Mississippi Lottery Launching Lotto America Draw Game May 12

Mississippi is launching Lotto America on May 12 with a jackpot starting at $2 million. The game, one of the more popular draw lottery games in the US, debuts next month with a progressive jackpot and tickets for $1 per entry.

Lotto America’s first Mississippi-eligible drawing will occur on Monday, May 13, one day after sales begin.

Mississippi Lottery President Jeff Hewitt said:

“Lotto America is popular in many other states. As we noted player feedback, many players mentioned offering a draw-style game with a jackpot in between Match 5 and Powerball or Mega Millions. Lotto America is the perfect addition to our portfolio.”

How to play Lotto America

Lotto America offers nine ways to win and a smaller field of numbers than most other multi-state draw games. In Lotto America, players choose five numbers from 1 to 52 and a single Star Ball numbered from 1 to 10. Players receive prizes for matching some or all of the numbers, with players who match every number winning the progressive jackpot. Prizes start at $2 and range up to the jackpot.

If you don’t want to pick your numbers manually, Lotto America offers a Quick Pick option that will auto-select numbers for your entry.

Many draw games offer multiplier add-ons, and Lotto America follows that trend. The All-Star Bonus costs $1 more per entry. It multiplies all non-jackpot prizes by 2x, 3x, 4x, or 5x for maximum wins of up to $100,000.

EZ Match is a separate add-on, and it also costs $1 per entry. Matching your randomly assigned EZ Match numbers to the Lotto America numbers will win you an instant prize of up to $500. EZ Match tickets are still good for the full Lotto America drawing.

The overall odds of winning any prize in Lotto America are 1 in 9.63.

Where to buy Mississippi Lottery tickets

Mississippi currently offers its lottery games only through retail providers. You can buy your tickets for Lotto America or other lottery games at a retail location, including gas stations and grocery stores.

The Mississippi Lottery website has a handy tool to help you find participating locations near you.


Photo by Mississippi Lottery

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Cole Rush

Cole Rush

Cole Rush is a contributor for PlayiLottery who spent six years working at Scientific Games, one of the world's leading lottery operators. He writes for a handful of Catena Media sites, covering online lottery, iGaming, sports betting, and more. A prolific writer in the US gaming market, Cole also has bylines at iGaming Business, ICE 365, and IGB North America. You can email him at [email protected].
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