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.
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