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History
 
Date
Event
Description
09/28/14 Lottery added to Game Puerto Rico Lottery begins selling Powerball.

08/22/14 Lottery added to Game Wyoming begins selling Powerball and Mega Millions.

07/19/14 Remote Draw Powerball drawing broadcast live from Snake River Stampede Rodeo in Nampa, ID in celebration of the ID Lottery's 25th anniversary.

01/22/14 Game Change - Power Play Variable Power Play feature to the Powerball drawing returns giving players a chance to multiply their winnings (except the grand prize) up to five times.

05/18/13 $590.5 Million Powerball jackpot Record Powerball jackpot won in Florida

05/17/13 Lottery added to Game Florida begins selling Mega Millions.

05/15/13 Lottery added to Game Tennessee begins selling Hot Lotto.

04/10/13 Remote Draw Powerball drawing broadcast live from Sacramento, CA in celebration of their first draw.

04/08/13 Lottery added to Game California begins selling Powerball.

01/16/13
Game Change - Wild Card
5/33 + 1/16; jackpots start at $200,000

11/28/12 $587.5 Million Powerball jackpot Record Powerball jackpot won in Arizona and Missouri

11/07/12 New Ball Sets New white ball sets (34, 35, 36, 37) and new red ball sets (19R, 20R, 21R, 22R) were put into rotation. Old ball sets were retired.

07/07/12 Remote Draw Powerbal drawing broadcast live at the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona Beach, FL

01/18/12
Game Change - Powerball 5/59 + 1/35
5/59 + 1/35 matrix, jackpots start at $40 Million; Match 5 prize now $1 Million cash; Power Play prizes set dollar values; new price point $2 per play; $1 extra for Power Play

01/04/12
Powerball Drawing Moves to Tallahassee
First Powerball drawing at in Tallahassee, Florida

11/16/11 Lottery added to Game Louisiana begins selling Mega Millions.

07/02/11 Remote Draw
Powerball drawing broadcast live from the FL Lottery celebration in Pensacola Beach, FL.

04/02/11 Remote Draw
Powerball drawing broadcast live from the FL Lottery celebration in The Villages, FL.

01/15/11 Remote Draw
Powerball drawing broadcast live from the South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach, FL.

12/04/10 New Ball Set
New white ball set (33) was put into rotation. Ball Set 31 was retired. Ball Sets 29, 30, and 32 remain in rotation. Red ball sets  (15R, 16R, 17R, 18R) remain in rotation.

05/16/10 Lotteries added to Game Colorado & South Dakota begin selling Mega Millions

05/09/10 Lottery added to Game Maine begins selling Mega Millions

04/18/10 Lottery added to Game Arizona begins selling Mega Millions

04/16/10 Lottery added to Game Ohio begins selling Powerball

03/28/10 Lottery added to Game Oregon begins selling Mega Millions

03/20/10 Lottery added to Game Nebraska begins selling Mega Millions

03/01/10 Lottery added to Game Montana begins selling Mega Millions

02/03/10 Lotteries added to Game
First draw of Powerball for new Mega Millions cross sell lotteries.

02/02/10
MegaMillions Game
First Mega Millions drawing with new MUSL members.

01/31/10
Cross Sell Begins
Powerball is offered for sale in the 10 Mega Millions states of Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Virginia and Washington under a licensing agreement. Total of 43 Powerball lotteries selling the game.

01/31/10
Cross Sell Begins
Mega Millions is offered for sale in the 23 MUSL Powerball lotteries located in Arkansas, Connecticut, D.C., Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. 

11/01/09 Lottery added to Game
Arkansas begins selling Powerball.

10/11/09 Lottery added to Game
Maine begins selling Hot Lotto.

07/05/09 Lottery added to Game
Vermont begins selling Hot Lotto.

04/29/09 Remote Draw
Powerball drawing broadcast live from Carnival in St. Thomas, USVI.

02/28/09 Remote Draw
Powerball drawing broadcast live from the FL Lottery celebration in The Villages, FL.

01/07/09
Game Change - Powerball 5/59 + 1/39
5/59 + 1/39 matrix, jackpots start at $20 Million; Power Play now selected using an RNG

01/07/09
New Ball Sets/Draw Machines
New white ball sets (29, 30, 31, 32) and new red ball sets (15R, 16R, 17R, 18R) were put into rotation.  New Draw machines (9, 10, 11, & 12) were put into rotation.  Old ball sets and machines were retired.

01/07/09
Powerball Drawing Moves to Orlando
First Powerball drawing at in Orlando, Florida

01/04/09 Lottery added to Game Florida begins selling Powerball

12/31/08 Remote Draw
Powerball drawing broadcast live from New Year's Eve Celebration at Fredricksted, St. Croix.

11/16/08
Homestead - Miami Promotion
ME, KY and NE send 20 guests to NASCAR Final

05/17/08 Remote Draw
Powerball drawing broadcast live from Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC.

04/02/08
10x Power Play
3rd Annual Power Play Promotion runs for 9 draws

02/22/08
Game Change-2by2 'Double Tuesday'
2by2 sales begin with a prize Doubler option (3 States)

01/28/08 Lottery added to Game Delaware begins selling Hot Lotto

01/05/08 Lottery added to Game Oklahoma begins selling Hot Lotto

01/05/08
Sizzler option added to Hot Lotto
Sales for Sizzler (prize multiplier) begins at 10 member lotteries

10/03/07 Lottery added to Game
Idaho begins selling Hot Lotto.

07/04/07
$12.9 Million Hot Lotto Jackpot
Record jackpot in Kansas won by Lori Boyle

04/04/07
10x Power Play
2nd Annual Power Play Promotion runs for 8 draws

01/13/07
$19.7 Hot Lotto Jackpot
Record jackpot in Iowa won by John Hall

11/15/06 Lottery added to Game New Mexico begins selling Hot Lotto

10/01/06
Viva Hot Vegas Promo Begins
Hot Lotto player promotion runs for the month of October

08/26/06 Remote Draw
Powerball drawing broadcast live from Raleigh, NC in celebration of their first draw following a Durham Bulls baseball game.

08/12/06 Remote Draw
Powerball drawing broadcast live from the IA State Fair in Des Moines, IA.

07/23/06
Ca$hola Sales Begin
WV, DE, & RI join 1st multi-state progressive video lottery game

05/30/06 Lottery added to Game North Carolina begins selling Powerball

03/16/06 Lottery added to Game Kansas begins selling Hot Lotto

03/08/06 New Ball Sets
New red ball sets (13R, 14R) were put into rotation.  11R and 12R remained in rotation.  9R and 10R were retired. White Ball sets (25, 26, 27, 28) remained in rotation.

03/01/06
10x Power Play
Special promotion for Power Play (limited time).

02/18/06
$365 Million Powerball Jackpot
Record jackpot won in Nebraska by ConAgra Food Workers.

02/02/06 Lottery added to Game North Dakota begins selling 2by2

01/14/06 Remote Draw
Powerball drawing broadcast live from Oklahoma City, OK in celebration of their first draw.

01/12/06 Lottery added to Game Oklahoma begins selling Powerball

10/19/05
$340 Million Powerball Jackpot
Record jackpot won in Oregon by Chany & West Families.

08/31/05
Game Change - Powerball 5/55 + 1/42
5/55 + 1/42 matrix, jackpots start at $15 Million; Power Play wheel changed to 16 slots (2, 3, 4, 5 - four of each number)

08/31/05 New Ball Sets
New white ball sets (25, 26, 27, 28) were put into rotation. Old white ball sets were retired. Red ball sets (9R, 10R, 11R, 12R) remain in rotation.

09/25/04 Lottery added to Game
North Dakota begins selling Wild Card2.

09/25/04
Powerball Instant Millionaire ends
Final episode of Powerball Instant Millionaire aired.

07/30/04 Lottery added to Game
Maine begins selling Powerball.

07/14/04 New Ball Sets
New red ball sets (9R, 10R, 11R, 12R&) were put into rotation.  Old red ball sets were retired.  White ball sets (21, 22, 23, 24) remain in rotation.

06/26/04 Lottery added to Game North Dakota begins selling Hot Lotto

04/19/04 Lottery added to Game Tennessee begins selling Powerball

04/07/04 Lottery added to Game DC begins selling Hot Lotto

03/25/04 Lottery added to Game North Dakota begins selling Powerball

10/11/03 Remote Draw
Powerball drawing broadcast live from the SC State Fair in Columbia, SC.

10/08/03 Remote Draw
Powerball drawing broadcast live from the SC State Fair in Columbia, SC.

09/20/03 Remote Draw
Powerball drawing broadcast live from the NE Lottery's 10th Anniversary Celebration in Lincoln, NE.

08/30/03 Remote Draw
The Powerball drawing was scheduled to be broadcast live from A Taste of Colorado, in downtown Denver. It had to be canceled due to inclement weather.

08/27/03 Remote Draw
Powerball drawing broadcast live from the Fox 31 Studios in Denver, CO.

07/01/03 Lottery added to Game Vermont begins selling Powerball

03/15/03 New Ball Sets
New white ball sets (21, 22, 23, 24) were put into rotation. Old white ball sets were retired. Red ball sets (5R, 6R, 7R, 8R) remain in rotation.

11/14/02 Lottery added to Game Virgin Islands begins selling Powerball

10/09/02
Game Change - Powerball 5/53 + 1/42
5/53 + 1/42 matrix, jackpots start at $10 Million; Power Play wheel changed to 15 slots (3-2's; 3-3's; 3-4's; 6-5's)

10/09/02
New Ball Sets
New white ball sets (17, 18, 19, 20) were put into rotation. Old white ball sets were retired. Red ball sets (5R, 6R, 7R, 8R) remain in rotation.

10/06/02
Lottery added to Game
South Carolina begins selling Powerball.

10/01/02 Powerball Game Show
The Powerball Instant Millionaire Game Show episodes begin.

06/27/02 Lottery added to Game Pennsylvania begins selling Powerball

06/03/02
New Game - 2by2
2/26 + 2/26 matrix, set GP of $20,000; sold in KS & NE.

04/10/02 New Game - Hot Lotto
5/39 + 1/19 matrix; jackpots start at $1,000,000; sold in IA, MN, MT, NH, SD, WV.

04/06/02 Rolldown Game Ends Last draw for the Rolldown Game

09/05/01 Remote Draw
Powerball drawing broadcast live from the Fox 31 Studios in Denver, CO.

09/05/01
New Retailer Record!
Kentucky reported the largest retailer bonus in lottery history -- $454,959 Bonus awarded to Clark's Pump-n-Shop in Westwood, Kentucky.

09/01/01 Remote Draw
Powerball drawing broadcast live from the Taste of Colorado Festival in Denver, CO.

08/25/01 New Cash Record!
The Cash amount for this draw was $165,803,324.51, breaking the record set in June 1998 of $161,496,959.

08/02/01 Lottery added to Game Colorado begins selling Powerball

03/07/01 Game Change - Powerplay added
Power Play wheel was added to the Powerball drawing giving players a chance to multiply their winnings (except the grand prize) up to five times. There are 12 slots that it is selected from (2-1's; 2-2's; 2-3's; 2-4's; 4-5's)

03/07/01
New Draw Machines
New Draw machines (5, 6, 7, & 8) were put into rotation.  Old machines were retired.

12/27/00 New Ball Sets
New White ball sets (13, 14, 15, 16) were put into rotation. Old white ball sets were retired. Red ball sets (5R, 6R, 7R, 8R) remain in rotation.

10/01/00
Powerball-Game Show
The Game Show episodes begin.

09/09/00 New Game - Rolldown
5/55 matrix; self-funded jackpots each draw, if no GP winners, money rolls down to lower tiers; sold in DC, IA, ID, LA, MN, MT, NE, NH, SD, WV.

09/07/00 Cash4Life Game Ends Last draw for the Cash4Life Game

06/30/00 Sales Discontinued New Hampshire discontinues selling Cash4Life

01/29/00 Sales Discontinued Indiana discontinues selling Cash4Life

10/16/99 New Ball Sets
New white ball sets (9, 10, 11, 12) and new red ball sets (5R, 6R, 7R, 8R) were put into rotation. Old ball sets were retired.

05/26/99
Game Change - Wild Card 2
5/31 + 1/16; jackpots start at $100,000

04/28/99 Remote Draw
Powerball drawing broadcast live from the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, KY.

12/30/98 Sales Discontinued Nebraksa discontinues selling Wild Card

09/19/98 Remote Draw
Powerball drawing broadcast live from the NE Lottery's 5th Anniversary Celebration in Lincoln, NE.

08/22/98 Remote Draw
Powerball drawing broadcast live from the KY State Fair in Louisville, KY.

03/30/98 New Game - Cash4Life 4/100 matrix; 15 sets of 4 two-digit numbers ranging from 00-99; Player picks one set for lifetime prize of $1,000 per week-computer picks other 14 sets; sold in DC, IA, IN, KS, MN, MT, NE, NH, SD, WI, WV.

03/29/98 Daily Millions Game Ends Last draw for the Daily Millions Game

02/21/98 Sales Discontinued Rhode Island discontinues selling Daily Millions.

02/04/98 New Game - Wild Card Game 6/38 + 1/52; jackpots start at $200,000; sold in ID, MT, NE, SD

01/31/98 Tri-West Game Ends Last draw for the Tri-West 2 Lotto Game

11/05/97 Game Change - Powerball 5/49 + 1/42 5/49 + 1/42 matrix, jackpots start at $10 Million

08/23/97 Remote Draw Powerball drawing broadcast live from the KY State Fair in Louisville, KY.

06/16/97 Lottery added to Game Indiana begins selling Daily Millions

06/15/97 Daily Millions Changes Draw Time The draw time for the Daily Millions drawing was changed from 7:29 p.m. Eastern Time to 9:46 p.m. Eastern Time.

05/12/97 Lottery added to Game MT begins selling Daily Millions

04/06/97 Lottery added to Game NH begins selling Daily Millions

03/16/97 Lottery added to Game Louisiana begins selling Daily Millions

02/16/97 Lottery added to Game New Mexico begins selling Daily Millions

10/28/96 Lottery added to Game DC begins selling Daily Millions

10/20/96 Lottery added to Game New Mexico begins selling Powerball

09/27/96 Added TEXT listings Each game now has a listing of the winning numbers in ASCII text format. The winning numbers are listed in the order drawn.

09/16/96 New Game - Daily Millions 2/21+2/21+2/21; set jackpot of $1 Million; sold in IA, MN, MO, NE, RI, SD, WI, WV.

08/31/96 Sales Discontinued Georgia discontinues selling Powerball

08/17/96 Remote Draw Powerball drawing broadcast live from the KY State Fair in Louisville, KY.

08/03/96 Remote Draw Powerball drawing broadcast live from the Olympics in Atlanta, GA.

07/31/96 Remote Draw Powerball drawing broadcast live from the Olympics in Atlanta, GA.

07/27/96 Remote Draw Powerball drawing broadcast live from the Olympics in Atlanta, GA.

07/24/96 Remote Draw Powerball drawing broadcast live from the Olympics in Atlanta, GA.

07/20/96 Remote Draw Powerball drawing broadcast live from the Olympics in Atlanta, GA.

06/08/96 New Ball Sets New white ball sets (5, 6, 7, 8) were put into rotation. Old white ball sets were retired. Red ball sets (1R, 2R, 3R, 4R) remain in rotation.

11/28/95 Lottery added to Game Connecticut begins selling Powerball

11/05/95 Lottery added to Game New Hampshire begins selling Powerball

10/28/95 Remote Draw Powerball drawing broadcast live from the AZ State Fair in Phoenix, AZ

10/25/95 Remote Draw Powerball drawing broadcast live from the AZ State Fair in Phoenix, AZ

09/01/95 Doubler Promotion Powerball Doubler Promotion the month of September

08/26/95 Remote Draw Powerball drawing broadcast live from the KY State Fair in Louisville, KY

07/01/95 Lottery added to Game Georgia begins selling Powerball

07/01/95 Remote Draw Powerball drawing broadcast live from Atlanta, GA in celebration of their first draw

03/05/95 Lottery added to Game Louisana begins selling Powerball

02/04/95 Game Change - Tri-West 2 Lotto 6/33 matrix; jackpots start at $150,000; sold in ID, MT, SD

09/01/94 Doubler Promotion Powerball Doubler Promotion the month of September

07/21/94 Lottery added to Game Nebraska begins selling Powerball

04/04/94 Lottery added to Game Arizona begins selling Powerball

02/26/94 New Game - Tri-West Lotto 6/44 matrix; jackpots start at $150,000; sold in ID, MT, SD

04/22/92 New Game - Powerball 5/45 + 1/45 5/45 + 1/45 matrix, jackpots start at $2 Million

04/19/92 New Ball Sets New red ball sets (1R, 2R, 3R, 4R) were put into rotation for the beginning of the Powerball game. White Sets (1, 2 ,3, & 4) remain in rotation. Draw machines 3 & 4 were added to the machine rotation.

04/18/92 Sales Discontinued Maine discontinues selling Lotto*America and does not begin selling Powerball

04/18/92 Lotto*America Game Ends Last draw for the Lotto*America Game

07/06/91 Remote Draw Lotto*America drawing broadcast live from Taste of Minneaplois Festival in Minneapolis, MN

01/14/91 Lottery added to Game Delaware begins selling Lotto*America.

01/10/91 Lottery added to Game Kentucky begins selling Lotto*America.

11/15/90 Lottery added to Game South Dakota begins selling Lotto*America.

10/14/90 Lottery added to Game Indiana begins selling Lotto*America.

08/14/90 Lottery Added to Game Minnesota begins selling Lotto*America.

07/18/90 Lottery Added to Game Maine begins selling Lotto*America.

07/18/90
Remote Draw Lotto*America drawing broadcast live from Boise, ID.

02/01/90
Lottery added to Game Idaho begins selling Lotto*America.

11/09/89
Lottery added to Game Montana begins selling Lotto*America.

08/10/89
Lottery added to Game Wisconsin begins selling Lotto*America.

02/8/89
Game Change - Lotto*America 6/54 First draw for this game; 2 play for $1

02/13/88
New Game - Lotto*America 7/40 First draw for this game; $1 per play

02/13/88 New Machines/Ball Sets White ball sets (1, 2, 3, 4) were put into rotations. Draw machines 1 & 2 were put into rotation as well.

10/16/87
MUSL adds a member Missouri joins the Association

09/16/87
Multi-State Lottery Association Formed DC, IA, KS, OR, RI, WV form the Multi-State Lottery Association

 
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