|Posted: November 18, 2006, 1:28 pm - IP Logged|
In the mid-1990s, GA sold Powerball, so it was a MUSL member. When the Big Game (now Mega Millions) was planned, GA was lured away from MUSL because from what I remember, the BG group agreed to move the drawings from Chicago to Atlanta, where they are still held (except, for example, when NY and later California joined MM.)
Therefore, I could see another state switching games, either from MM to PB (or less likely, PB to MM.) For example, Maryland, which I believe has the smallest population of any MM state, COULD be wooed by MUSL with at least two carrots: the fact that Maryland doesn't have the Megaplier, and that MUSL has the steadily expanding Hot Lotto game. I don't think Maryland jumping ship would change dramatically the total sales of MM and PB, but if Maryland were to join HL, that game would see a very significant hike in overall play.