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Posted: December 24, 2009, 2:33 pm - IP Logged

Christmas is now the only holiday significant enough to cancel drawings in the United States (with the exception of Louisiana, the only state to conduct regular Sunday drawings and not draw on Easter, and Puerto Rico, which does not draw on some other days of the year). This is the list of who did, and did not, conduct drawings on Christmas this year. Let me know if there are any changes. 

Mega Millions will be conducting drawings on Christmas - they always have been. 

Drew on Christmas last year: Arizona, California, Connecticut, DC, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois/Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Atlantic Canada, Ontario, and Quebec.

Did not draw on Christmas last year because it is a holiday: Colorado, Delaware, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and Western Canada.

Did not draw on Christmas last year, but only because they did not have games that draw on Thursdays: Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Followed a reduced drawing schedule on Christmas last year: South Carolina (did not conduct a midday draw, but did conduct an evening draw).

Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!