The first tickets they bought in the Mississippi Lottery weren’t winners, but 17 players turned those tickets into a combined $545,500 in winnings in the Second Chance Drawing.
Mississippi Lottery Corp. announced the winners Friday and winners will be contacted in the next week by certified letter.
Three of the winners will collect $100,000.
Winners in South Mississippi are:
▪ $100,000 — won from a $5 Gold Rush scratch-off game purchased at Keith’s Superstore on Mississippi 613 in Moss Point
▪ $20,000 — won from a $2 10X the Cash scratch-off game purchased at East Pass Road Mart on East Pass Road, Gulfport.
▪ $20,000 — won from a $2 Gnome for the Holidays scratch-off game purchased at Keith’s Superstore on Magnolia Drive, Wiggins
▪ $20,000 — won from a $2 Lucky Shamrock scratch-off game purchased at Miss Al Market on Forts Lake Road, Moss Point
For those who play the national draw games, Friday’s Mega Millions drawing is estimated at $333 million and Saturday’s Powerball drawing is up to $81 million.