Once he hit the jackpot on the $10 Gold Rush scratch-off game, he called it a day and did not buy more tickets, lotto officials said.
“I feel great,” he said, according to a news release from the lottery. “It took the stress off.”
The odds of winning the jackpot on the Gold Rush game are 1 in 780,000.
Lamar’s Diya Food Mart, which sold the winning tickets, will get a $2,400 commission on the jackpot, according to the lottery.Lottery
tickets went on sale for the first time in Mississippi on Monday
morning, and those who play for the chance for a little holiday green
have more than 100 places to buy them across the Coast.
Mississippi Lottery has an interactive website that shows the convenience stores, gas stations and casinos where the lotto tickets now
are available in South Mississippi and throughout the state.