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Mississippi has first ‘2nd chance’ winner!

A Lucedale woman won $5,000 from the Sleigh Bill$ game.
A Lucedale woman won $5,000 from the Sleigh Bill$ game.(Mississippi Lottery Corporation)
Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 4:30 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - Mississippi’s first winner of a ‘2nd chance’ drawing claimed her prize Friday at Mississippi Lottery Corporation headquarters.

A Lucedale woman won $5,000 from the Sleigh Bill$ game. She and two friends were excited. In fact, her friends said they has a feeling she would win.

“This is wonderful!” said MLC president, Tom Shaheen. “We are happy to see our first winner so excited. With 2nd Chance Drawings, if a player does not have an initial win on an instant scratch-off ticket purchased, they have another chance to win by entering the drawing.”

The 2nd Chance Promotional Drawing for Sleigh Bill$ happened June 2, 2021.
More than 118,000 entries were submitted for this drawing. The next 2nd Chance Promotional Drawing will be Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, for Valentines Day Doubler.

The MLC introduced 2nd Chance instant scratch-off games in September 2020. With 2nd Chance games, players have the option to enter non-winning tickets for an opportunity to win a top prize at a later date.

For more information on how to register non-winning tickets, click here.

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