A half-dozen winners kicked off their weekend by collecting a total of $321,700 in prize money Friday morning at the Mississippi Lottery Claims Center.
Don C. of Carson took the lion’s share, collecting his prize of $278,000 from the April 26 Mississippi Match 5 jackpot. Don and his wife have enjoyed playing Mississippi Match 5 since it started last year, and he always chooses his own numbers. Those numbers paid off.
He purchased his winning Mississippi Match 5 ticket from Fleetway 170 at 977 Columbia Ave. in Prentiss. The winning numbers drawn were 17-21-23-29-33. The jackpot for the Saturday, April 30, Mississippi Match 5 drawing is $55,000.
While several new winners visited headquarters, the lottery welcomed a few repeat winners as they collected their prizes.
$35,000: A Copiah County woman won on a $3 Crossword scratch-off game purchased from Ashley’s 51 Stop on Hwy. 51, Wesson.
$3,000: A Walls woman won a $1 3 Times Lucky scratch-off game purchased from Circle K #2707745 on Goodman Rd, Horn Lake.
$2,700: A Jackson man won on a Cash 4 ticket purchased from Grab N Go Texaco on Lynch St., Jackson. It was his second winning visit to headquarters.
$1,200: A Laurel man won on a Mississippi Match 5 with Multiplier ticket purchased from Ellisville Pit Stop on Highway 11, Ellisville. He, too, is a repeat winner.
$1,000: A Corinth woman won on a $10 Win It All scratch-off game purchased from Sprint Mart #27 on Highway 27 W., Corinth.
$800: An Ocean Springs man won on a Mississippi Match 5 with Multiplier ticket purchased from Brown’s on Highway 613, Moss Point.