Take that NH, RI, CT, VT, and ME Powerball is Coming to Massachusetts

Tim for Governor just scored big. After initially being rebuffed Massachusetts Lottery players will now have big jackpot opportunities four out of five nights a week. Powerball is coming to Massachusetts.

Powerball officials voted Wednesday to let Massachusetts begin offering the game, which could bring in between $25 million and $40 million annually for cities and towns.

he revenue estimate range is so large because of the game’s rich prizes, which can soar into the hundreds of millions. It hit a record jackpot of $365 million in 2006.

Cahill’s coup comes as Beacon Hill budget scribes this week estimated a grim $600 million revenue shortfall for this fiscal year.

“This is a great bonus,” said state Senate Ways and Means chairman Steve Panagiotakos (D-Lowell). “Money found is better than money lost, especially these days.”

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