The Board of Directors of the Multi-State Lottery Association approved the Mississippi Lottery Corporation’s request for membership. The addition of the Mississippi Lottery Corporation brings membership in the Association to 38 U.S. lotteries.

“The Multi-State Lottery Association is pleased to welcome Mississippi as our newest member and we are all proud to see MUSL continuing to grow, now representing 38 member lotteries across the country,” said Charlie McIntyre, MUSL Board President and executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery. “Mississippi will undoubtably be a vital member of the team and we look forward to working with Mississippi, and all member lotteries, to continue to drive profits in support of important causes across the country.”

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation anticipates sales for Powerball® and Mega Millions to begin in February or March 2020. As the president of a member lottery, Mississippi Lottery Corporation President Thomas Shaheen will join the MUSL Board of Directors and the Powerball Product Group as a voting member when sales commence.

“The Mississippi Lottery Corporation is thrilled to be joining the Multi-State Lottery Association allowing us to offer Powerball and Mega Millions as part of our game portfolio,” Shaheen said. “The excitement is extremely high for both of these games in Mississippi. We receive calls every day wanting to know when Powerball and Mega Millions will go on sale.”

The Multi-State Lottery Association is a non-profit, government benefit, voluntary association that is entirely owned and operated by its member lotteries. Each MUSL member lottery offers one or more multi-jurisdictional lottery games administered with the assistance of MUSL. All profits are retained by the individual lotteries and are used to fund projects or purposes approved by their authorizing legislatures.

Among the services offered to member and licensee lotteries, MUSL conducts drawings; performs game development and research; provides central accounting, including multi-jurisdictional prize funds holding and transfers; and purchases government securities and annuities to fund prize payments.