Jerry Holliman, 69, said he was told to check with Medicare to cover the cost, but the paperwork said there would be a copay required.
"It ended up being a counterfeit ticket, it's what the industry calls a cut-and-paste," said Jay Ledbetter, director of security at the Mississippi Lottery Corporation after the men were caught.
Four people are reported to have been killed by extreme weather in the past couple of days.
A federal appeals court has stricken down Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban, stopping it from taking effect and protecting the state's only open abortion clinic.
While visiting Jackson on Tuesday, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that if he were elected president, he would do in communities across the country what he did in New York.
The four new kinds of scratch-off tickets cost between $1 and $5 and have grand prizes of up to $100,000.
An ex-Forrest County Agricultural High School student has been arrested for making terroristic threats after authorities say he wrote a song in which he threatened to shoot up the school.
"The trauma that these raids have caused is something that will outlast the legal cases and maybe even the lives of those detained," said community organizer Lorena Quiroz.
"The defendant invoked a terrifying symbol of racial violence to threaten and intimidate the victims for no other reason than their race and where they lived," the Justice Department said.
The "fatness" of each state has been revealed in a report compiled by WalletHub, using data from various government and academic sources.
President Donald Trump will speak at a rally as part of his re-election campaign in Tupelo, Mississippi on Friday evening.
A Mississippi man convicted of murdering his infant daughter had his conviction reversed Tuesday after his lawyer argued that shaken baby syndrome is not a valid medical condition.
The research was carried out after a spike in anti-abortion legislation, and a drop in patients accessing the procedure, the authors explained.
The season's next tropical storm is expected to form in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday and could hit Florida this weekend.
"Because we have not had a diverse voice at the top of the ticket in leadership in the state of Mississippi, some voices are not heard," Jennifer Riley Collins told Newsweek.
Glass was smashed, tables overturned and the N-word was scrawled on the restaurant's walls.
Alcorn State Student Government Association President James Stirgus III was arrested on gun and drug charges on Thursday.
"We hope the new policies make sure that other people aren't stopped and harassed just because they look Latino," said Stephanie Martinez, who says she and her family were wrongly targeted by deputies.
Louie Bernard Revette handed 11-year sentence for racist act in Seminary in October 2107.
"Such statements written or uttered WILL NOT be tolerated," school officials said in a message to parents. "School safety above everything else is our NUMBER ONE priority."
CNN aired a graphic mistakenly labeling Alabama as "Mississippi" during coverage which ridiculed President Donald Trump for his inaccurate prediction Hurricane Dorian would hit the Gulf Coast state.
"First of all, we don't do gay weddings or mixed race, because of our Christian race — I mean, our Christian beliefs," the owner was filmed telling the sister of a prospective client.
A Facebook user has taken video of a touch-screen voting machine changing their votes from Bill Waller, Jr. to Tate Reeves in the GOP primary for the Mississippi governor's race.
The pair said they decided to start an initiative called the "Our Kids Charity Campaign," and used the hashtag #SinnersAndSaints to promote the campaign.
Matthew Albence argued that ICE conducts "operations with professionalism, with compassion and with humanity."
"The blame needs to be placed on the father," Thomas Homan said. "Her father came to this country illegally,
"How dare you demonize law enforcement officials for enforcing US law..." Students For Trump tweeted in a now deleted post.
"It was their first day of school. There are no words for this intentional cruelty," said Natalie Montelongo, the national political director for 2020 presidential candidate Julián Castro.
The raids occurred at many food processing plants across Mississippi on Wednesday; workers with legal status were allowed to leave, after their car trunks were searched.
Graham Williamson becomes second person to admit federal hate crime charges following racist incident in 2017.