Maryland is the latest addition to Powerball

October 18, 2009 by  
Filed under Lottery News

The US Powerball lottery is one of the biggest lotteries in the world with 32 states and also the territories of Washington DC and the US Virgin Islands all taking part. The state of Maryland is the latest addition to the Powerball lottery, bringing even more players and creating even bigger lottery jackpots for the lucky winners.

At the start of the year we heard the news that Florida joined the Powerball lottery, moving the draw from West Des Moines, Iowa to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Since then negotiations have been in progress to introduce more states to the Powerball lottery, with Maryland being the most recent member state. Players from Massachusetts are also rumoured to be gearing up for the introduction of Powerball ticket sales.

Historically, states and territories that have sold Mega Millions lottery tickets have not been able to sell Powerball tickets and vice versa but recent negotiations have seen a breakthrough with tickets for both lotteries being sold in some states. This move may clear the way to seeing a genuine US national lottery, with all US states being included, however US lottery officials say that such a move is many years away due to the massive software infrastructure which would need to be put in place and also the required agreement from all US states.

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