JACKSON, MISS. – In preparation for the launch of scratch-off tickets on November 25, the Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC), along with its gaming vendor IGT, will begin conducting retailer training workshops around the state over the next few weeks for approved lottery retailers.
IGT has been contacting retailers with information on the training schedules and has installed equipment at more than 300 retail locations around Mississippi last week.
“Ensuring quality training for retailers is key to the success of the lottery and the retailers,” said MLC President Tom Shaheen. “Retailers are the face of the lottery once we start selling tickets. In addition to a detailed overview of the operation of the lottery terminal, as well as an understanding of instant scratch-off games, these workshops will provide retailers the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about what to expect once we start selling tickets. Players will depend on them to know how to play the games.”
Two members from each approved store location may attend the training sessions. Each meeting will last approximately 2.5 hours. Additional training opportunities will be available in the future.
Approved retailers should call 800-557-0521 to confirm or reschedule their assigned training class. Retailers will not be contacted for training or installation until they have completed the MLC approval process.
The Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) was created in 2018 upon passage of the Alyce G. Clarke Mississippi Lottery Law, Senate Bill 2001. Governor Phil Bryant appointed the five-member Board of Directors on October 19, 2018, with the goal of having the first lottery tickets on sale during the fourth quarter of 2019. The MLC is a legislatively created corporation. Visit us online at www.mslotteryhome.com.