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Posted: August 31, 2012, 10:55 am - IP Logged

How old or how long has powerball and megamillions been around? What were the starting jackpots? Who were the very first winners and from what states? Anybody know???

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    Posted: August 31, 2012, 11:32 am - IP Logged

    How old or how long has powerball and megamillions been around? What were the starting jackpots? Who were the very first winners and from what states? Anybody know???

    You can look up history of both games here at usa mega home page.  Good luck!-weshar75

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      Posted: August 31, 2012, 6:15 pm - IP Logged

      Wikipedia has good history on lotteries as well.


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        Posted: August 31, 2012, 6:20 pm - IP Logged

        Powerball has been around since "92"

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          Posted: August 31, 2012, 6:27 pm - IP Logged

          How old or how long has powerball and megamillions been around? What were the starting jackpots? Who were the very first winners and from what states? Anybody know???

          when searching for this info, take note MM was originally called,

          "THE BIG GAME"

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            Posted: August 31, 2012, 8:41 pm - IP Logged

            when searching for this info, take note MM was originally called,

            "THE BIG GAME"

            Powerball was originally called the Multi-State Lottery when it began in 1987 with six states and became Lotto* America in 1988. The name was changed to Powerball in 1992 with 15 states and had a 5/45 + 1/45 matrix.

            http://www.powerball.com/pb_history.asp