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Powerball could start in Maryland soon

October 13, 2009

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Maryland's lottery director said Powerball could be coming to the state in four or five months.

Buddy Roogow told WBAL-AM that an official announcement could come in the next few days.

Roogow said negotiations have taken place over the last several months between officials in the states that operate Mega Millions and Powerball.

He said that Powerball ticket sales in Maryland should bring in $25 million in additional revenue each year to the state.

Roogow said he expects sales to total $50 million in a full year.

Powerball is played in 34 states. Twelve states play Mega Millions.

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