‘The only way you win is buy a ticket’: Natchez boasts sixth lucky lottery winner this month

Published 2:44 pm Thursday, September 29, 2022

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A Natchez man made an impressive return on his $1 investment on Tuesday, thanks to a winning lottery ticket.

The man won $5,000 in the Mississippi Lottery midday Cash 4 drawing after picking the numbers 5530. He did not select the fireball option, which could have potentially doubled his winnings.

He purchased the ticket at Go-Mart on Seargent S. Prentiss Drive in Natchez.

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The ticket was the sixth winner reported in Natchez this month, and brings the total cash prizes awarded to Natchez residents to more than $26,000 in September.

That’s good news for retailers who sell the lottery tickets. “We’ve finally been having some winners here,” said Tom Graning, owner of Go-Mart.

While the store has sold winning tickets for $3,000 in the past, Graning said he believes the $5,000 ticket is the biggest prize sold at Go-Mart so far.

“We’ve had a lot of winners on the Cash 3 and Cash 4 drawings,” he said, referring to the popular twice-a-day drawings. A Natchez woman won $10,000 earlier this month on the Cash 4 drawing, with two tickets she purchased at the Fuel Stop LLC on Pilgrim Road in Natchez.

And for Miss-Lou residents wondering if they might share in the luck, Graning has one piece of advice: “The only way you win is to buy a ticket.”