MISSISSIPPI (WCBI) – Mississippians have been trying to hit the jackpot for a year.
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Mississippi Lottery.
In 2018, state lawmakers authorized the lottery to help generate money for the state’s roads and bridges.
Since it started a year ago, the lottery has transferred around 104-million dollars in net proceeds.
And the Mississippi Lottery Corporation is giving back to the state. The MLC announced today it will contribute 10,000 each year to the state’s five Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Each HBCU school will get 2,000 per year to fund scholarship opportunities.