Anticipating a launch date of December 1, 2019, the Mississippi Lottery Corporation announced on June 26 two requests for proposals to establish an online lottery gaming system and instant ticket lottery game service to facilitate the State of Mississippi’s inaugural lottery.

The Alyce G. Clarke Mississippi Lottery Law, Senate Bill 2001, formed the Mississippi Lottery Corporation to administer the “Mississippi Lottery.”  The Corporation’s Board of Directors governs the Corporation, which includes five members appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, in addition to the Commissioner of the Department of Revenue and the State Treasurer as ex officio members.

The RFPs are focused on identifying vendors with experience in the lottery industry to assist with the provision of online lottery game products and services that allow for the sale of drawing-style lottery games such as Powerball® and Mega Millions® at retail outlets, and instant scratch-off ticket lottery game services. The RFPs include:

Online Lottery Gaming System – The Mississippi Lottery Corporation is seeking a vendor to facilitate the provision, implementation and operation of a fully integrated online lottery gaming system, a statewide communications network, the provision of online lottery game products and services, associated lottery management services, instant ticket validation, and certain marketing services. The System should include comprehensive equipment and services required to implement and maintain both the online game products, services and systems for the Corporation and instant ticket validation, as well as certain marketing services.

Instant Ticket Lottery Game Services – The Mississippi Lottery Corporation is seeking a vendor to facilitate the provision, implementation and operation of instant ticket lottery game services and certain marketing services.  The vendor should provide a comprehensive system and solution to the Corporation’s instant ticket operations, to include the manufacture of instant tickets, warehousing and distribution and marketing support services covered by the RFP.

The RFPs anticipate the initial sale of instant tickets in Mississippi by December 1, 2019.

To access the RFPs, please visit www.mslotteryhome.com. Proposals are due by August 2, 2019.

For additional information about these RFPs, please contact Tom Shaheen at 601-961-9900 and

themslot@gmail.com.