Mississippi's lottery took in a half million dollars in its first 12 hours -- money that's earmarked for roads and bridges. Some people who bought scratch-off tickets yesterday walked away with more than they wagered but many others didn't. And Governor Bryant, in providing a lottery update on Twitter, urged Mississippians to "play responsibly." The lottery launched with four games offering jackpots up to 100-thousand dollars. Mississippi will join the Powerball and Mega Millions games in late January.
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