Powerball could come to Maryland
By LAURA ERNDE
A bill that could bring the Powerball lottery game to Maryland won a state Senate committee's approval Thursday.
Maryland Lottery Director Buddy W. Roogow has asked the legislature for permission to talk with other states and other countries about joining their large-jackpot lottery games.
Current law limits Maryland Lottery to one multi-jurisdictional game, which is the Big Game.
Maryland Lottery, which is the state's third-largest source of money, is under pressure to bring in even more cash. One way to do that is through a new large-jackpot game, Roogow said.
"I think the world is getting smaller. We're moving into that type of environment," he said.
If the bill passes the Maryland General Assembly, it would allow Roogow to talk with other lottery agencies such as Powerball, he said.