Largest Mississippi Lottery Scratch-Off Game Prize in IP History Won by Guest at Essentials Gift Shop

BILOXI, Miss.—Frequent IP CASINO RESORT SPA guest Sheila from Mobile, Ala. turned her visit to the Essentials Gift Shop into a $100,000 payday after trying her luck with a Mississippi Lottery Strike It Rich! scratch-off game ticket.

Sheila stopped by Essentials Gift Shop and purchased the Strike It Rich! scratch-off ticket. After playing the game, she asked the cashier to read out what she won. The cashier confirmed that she won the scratch-off game’s top prize of $100,000, which is the largest Mississippi Lottery prize won at IP.

The lucky guest has purchased lottery tickets at IP’s Essential Gift Shop before and couldn’t believe she hit the lottery.  Sheila plans to pay off her mortgage with her winnings.

Mississippi Lottery scratch-off tickets and games are available for purchase at Essentials Gift Shop located inside IP’s lobby. Essential’s hours of operation are Sundays through Thursdays from 7 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.


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