Monday, January 18, 2010

Lottery Expansion Begins Jan 31 for Powerball & Mega Millions (Answer to Question 2010-03)

Last Week's Trivia Question #2010-02 was: 

A deal was struck last October allowing Powerball and Mega Millions States to sell both lotteries.
  • When will States begin cross-selling tickets to both lotteries?
  • Will there be any format changes to the games?
Who Sells the Most Winning EuroMillions Tickets? (Lottery Trivia Question 2010-03)

The Correct Answer is:
  • Many of the Mega Millions states will begin selling Powerball tickets on January 31, 2010.
  • Similarily, many Powerball states will add Mega Millions on January 31, 2010 as well.
  • NO, there will NOT be any format changes to either game when sales reach expands.
  • Because of this, many expect that the Jackpots will be won more frequently.
  • For example, in both 2008 and 2009, the jackpot was won 13 times out of 105 and 104 drawings.
  • Of the 105 Powerball drawings in 2008, there were 11 winners; and, in 2009, there were 12 winners of the 104 drawings.
    Make sure to check with your State to find out if and when Lottery sales of both games will begin.

    Remember to check-in tomorrow to read our 3nd  Lottery Trivia Question for 2010!


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