Mississippi lottery chooses vendor for machines, tickets


JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi’s new state lottery says it has selected a company to provide the technology to run the gambling enterprise.

The Mississippi Lottery Corp. announced that it had signed a contract Friday with a unit of International Game Technology PLC. The London-based company is one of the nation’s top lottery vendors, along with competitor Scientific Games.

Terms of the contract were not immediately disclosed. IGT will provide a central computer system, retailer terminals and will print scratch-off tickets.

The lottery says that it aims to begin selling scratch-off tickets by Dec. 1 and begin other operations, including selling tickets for multistate lotteries in the first three months of 2020.

Mississippi has been one of six states without a lottery, but lawmakers in 2018 authorized one to help raise money for highways.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.