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Local lottery players will have a chance to be the First Millionaire of the New Year when January 1, 2022 rolls around.

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation is one of just 30 state lotteries participating in a first-ever nationwide promotion from Powerball.

Through the promotion, Powerball will randomly select five finalists from semifinalists submitted by each state. The First Millionaire of the New Year winner will be announced on the broadcast of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve hosted by Ryan Seacrest on ABC airing on Dec. 31.

According to the Mississippi Lottery Director of Communications Meg Annison, an email will be sent to all registered Mississippi Lottery Insiders on Friday.

“Sixteen eligible Mississippi Lottery Insiders who register at the link in the email will be chosen in a random drawing to become a semifinalist in the Powerball First Millionaire of the Year drawing and will receive a Mississippi Lottery prize pack,” she said. “The semifinalists will be selected on Monday, Sept. 13, and notified by e-mail.”

There is no purchase necessary to enter or win.

If you’re not a Mississippi Lottery Insider, visit mslotteryhome.com/ players/mississippi-lottery -insider/ to register.

Staff Writer

Zack Steen was first hired in 1999 as a junior in high school to work in the Daily Corinthian design department. After several years away, he returned in 2014 as staff writer. He's married to the love of his life Brandy and they have 5 wonderful fur-kids.

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