The Mississippi Lottery’s Triple 7 scratch and win ticket proved to be lucky for two Corinth players.
The lottery corporation announced late last week that two Corinth players struck it rich after playing the same type of lottery ticket. Each player purchased a Triple 7 ticket.
A $20,000 winning ticket belonged to a Corinth woman who purchased the scratch-off game from T-Mart #7 on Highway 72 East. The second winning ticket in the amount of $2,000 was purchased by a Corinth man from Murphy Oil on South Harper Road.
Launched in August last year, Triple 7 is one of 20 $2 tickets available at lottery retailers around the state. With a top prize of $20,000, the game is a winner when the player reveals three like symbols in a row across the card. If the player reveals three “7” symbols in any row across, the player wins triple the prize shown.
Winning Triple 7 tickets yet to be claimed include eight $20,000 tickets, 15 $2,000 tickets, 178 $200 tickets and more than 10,000 $100 tickets.
Lottery headquarters in Jackson has been “sizzling with big winners” recently according to Public Relations Director Meg Annison.
On Friday “a lucky Kemper County player claimed one of the top $500,000 jackpots on a $100 Million Extravaganza scratch-off game,” said Annison. “The player purchased the winning ticket from Scooba Junction on Highway 45 in Scooba.”
The lottery recently completed its July transfer of over $8.8 million in net proceeds to the Lottery Proceeds Fund in the Mississippi State Treasury. This is the first deposit for the 2022 fiscal year.
In 2021, the lottery transferred close to $138 million with those funds helping infrastructure improvements and K-12 public education.