Dueling Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Now Total $1.02 Billion

“The Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots are reaching historic levels, and that generates interest from everyone all across the country," said Gordon Medenica, Mega Millions Lead Director and Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director. “When the jackpots reach these levels, everyone starts to daydream about what they would do if they won. That’s what makes a jackpot roll so exciting, and to have two of them makes it even more fun.” “With combined Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots reaching more than $1 billion, players across the country have two amazing opportunities to become multimillionaires over the next two days,” said Charlie McIntyre, Powerball Product Group Chairman and New Hampshire Lottery Executive Director. “Together, Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots are reaching nearly unprecedented levels— only the record $1.56 billion Powerball jackpot of January 2016 beats the current joint total. It only takes one ticket to win, so we encourage players all over the United States to play and to play responsibly.”

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EDITORIAL The Lowell Sun: Stay ahead of curve, legalize sports betting, online Lottery sales

State Treasurer Deb Goldberg. With far more at stake, she's been lobbying the Legislature to allow Lottery sales online -- and warning lawmakers of the consequences if they continue to resist. The tax benefits for the state's cities and towns in Governor Baker's bill pales to those supplied by the Lottery, in the form of nearly $1 billion annually in local aid. But like the governor, Goldberg wants to stay ahead of the revenue curve, and that means exposing the Lottery's offerings to a new, younger audience, which an online presence will do.

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First Mobile-Enabled Lottery Card™ Debuts in Ohio

"Lottery players, like all consumers, want convenience and a great user experience. The Lottery Card provides both. It's a product designed to fit with consumers' increasingly busy and digital lifestyles," said Tom Spiegel, Linq3 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

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