The president of the Mississippi Lottery Jeff Hewitt paid a visit to WXXV to talk about the success of the Mississippi Lottery.
Hewitt says the lottery exceeded the state’s revenue expectations this year.
When jackpots rise, people are more likely to try different avenues to win, such as scratch-offs and that’s what can lead to a rise in revenue.
Each year, the state allocates the first $80 million in lottery revenue for infrastructure and the rest of the funds raised go to education.
Hewitt also said the lottery is always looking for ways to keep people interested,…