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Powerball coming to California

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Less than 24 hours after the winning Powerball lottery numbers were announced for the largest Powerball jackpot ever, California's five-member lottery commission voted unanimously on Thursday to bring the Powerball jackpot to the state.

"We have to continually offer our loyal players a variety of entertaining lottery games, and we firmly believe that Powerball is a right fit for the California Lottery," state lottery director Robert T. O'Neill said in a prepared statement. "I expect Powerball to add anywhere between 50 to 100 million additional dollars to supplement public education funding, which is our one and only mission. Plus, our customers were pretty clear that they wanted us to bring Powerball to California."

Lottery spokesman Elias Dominguez told ABCNews.com that the California Lottery Commission had been considering the move long before this month's record $587 million jackpot.

"We've been discussing joining Powerball for over a year now," said Dominguez. "But when Powerball went from $1 to $2, it put plans to join on hold."

"We had to step back and see how it would affect sales for Powerball for other states," he said.

Dominguez said the commission also had to consider how it would affect the state's Mega Millions and Super Lotto Plus games.

California's first Powerball sales will begin on April 8, 2013, with the first draw scheduled for April 10, 2013.

California will be the 43rd state to adopt Powerball.

ABC News, Lottery Post Staff

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Posted: November 29, 2012, 7:14 pm - IP Logged

FL Mega Millions HELLO!!!


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    Perfect now NY and CA can dominate all the PB jackpot wins!    Party   Hyper    Banana     Hurray!      Patriot

    Welcome aboard CA!  See Ya!

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      Thumbs UpGive the people what they want Win Win situation Smiley everyone's Happy...

       

      Thank you California Smiley Santa 

                       

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        Posted: November 29, 2012, 7:27 pm - IP Logged

        Rant thats it I am quiting the powerball Surrender

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          Posted: November 29, 2012, 7:28 pm - IP Logged

          Perfect now NY and CA can dominate all the PB jackpot wins!    Party   Hyper    Banana     Hurray!      Patriot

          Welcome aboard CA!  See Ya!

          jealousy is sarcasm No No

                           

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            Posted: November 29, 2012, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

            Rant thats it I am quiting the powerball Surrender

            No wait......Why What?

                             

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              jealousy is sarcasm No No

              Actually, sarcasm is jealousy....Green laugh

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                Posted: November 29, 2012, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

                Perfect now NY and CA can dominate all the PB jackpot wins!    Party   Hyper    Banana     Hurray!      Patriot

                Welcome aboard CA!  See Ya!

                Thanks! I was wondering what took so long.

                Now we can join in the insanity next time there is a huge JP.  I wonder how long before someone in California wins? I say within the first three months.

                 

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                It was always in the stars for me to be a lottery winner.


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                  Posted: November 29, 2012, 7:35 pm - IP Logged

                  Jealousy involves a rival in a romantic triangle.

                  Envy would be wishing you could be a New Yorker or Californian to win the Powerball.

                  I am neither jealous nor envious, just cool with everything!  Cool

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                    Posted: November 29, 2012, 7:35 pm - IP Logged

                    Actually, sarcasm is jealousy....Green laugh

                    Thank you BuyLow for correcting me DohThud

                                     

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                      Thank you BuyLow for correcting me DohThud

                      It was constructive criticism...no intent to correct....my delivery sucked please forgive me!

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                        Posted: November 29, 2012, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

                        Thanks! I was wondering what took so long.

                        Now we can join in the insanity next time there is a huge JP.  I wonder how long before someone in California wins? I say within the first three months.

                         

                                             sm

                        Smiley Santa i hope you win janem the first week they Draw Lep 

                                         

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                          Posted: November 29, 2012, 7:44 pm - IP Logged

                          Hope this doesn't expand the matrix.

                          59 numbers is tough enough, beyond that just send the $2 in to PB and skip the formality of playing.

                          Bang Head

                          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                          Lep

                          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                            Posted: November 29, 2012, 7:47 pm - IP Logged

                            It was constructive criticism...no intent to correct....my delivery sucked please forgive me!

                            Rudolph