The Mega Millions jackpot soared to $586 million on Monday amid a frenzy of ticket purchases, a jump that pushed the prize closer to the $656 million U.S. record set last year.
The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency announced Thursday that November 2013 revenue numbers for the state’s four casinos totaled $66,840,380.
As of Saturday, the odds of winning the Mega Millions lottery are better–and worse.
The Rocky Gap Casino near Cumberland is demonstrating its poker tables for Maryland gambling regulators.
State officials say Maryland’s four casinos generated $71 million in revenue in August, nearly three-quarters of it from the state’s largest casino, Maryland Live!
The opening of Maryland’s largest casino went a long way to helping the state net nearly $830 million in lottery and casino revenues in the last fiscal year — a 27.6 percent increase from the previous one.
Maryland is having a run of luck at the casinos. The money collected by the state this fiscal year is tens of millions more than expected.
Two $1 million second-tier winning tickets from Thursday night’s Powerball drawing were sold in Maryland.
Maryland Lottery officials say a software problem made it impossible for some winners of the Powerball game to claim their prizes for a time over the weekend.
Maryland’s gaming program moves ahead with the opening of a new casino at Rocky Gap.
Maryland’s three casinos pulled in $58 million in March.
Gaming officials say Maryland’s three casinos generated more than $45 million in revenue in December.