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Maryland Lottery sales rose 6.8 percent in November, aided by large Powerball jackpots

Maryland Lottery sales rose 6.8 percent in November, aided by large Powerball jackpots

Maryland Lottery sales rose in November, aided by large Powerball jackpots that attracted sizable interest.

Sales were $152.3 million, an increase of 6.8 percent from November 2015, according to figures prepared for the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission's Thursday meeting.

Powerball sales rose from $4.8 milion to $11.2 million.

The Powerball jackpot reached $420.9 million on Nov. 26. It was split by a group of former co-workers from Tennessee.

Sales of some other games – including Keno, Pick 3, Mega Millions and Multi Match – were down.

But lottery profits overall rose 4.4 percent.

Eleven months ago, the Powerball jackpot reached $1.58...

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