Powerball Drawings to Be Available Live on the Internet

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The Multi-State Lottery Association’s Powerball Game Group will make its drawings available live on the Internet through TinBu beginning in November

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Powerball, the nation’s best-known lotto game, and TinBu, the leading provider of lottery data to online media groups, are pleased to announce an agreement to begin streaming live Powerball drawings on the web.

With lottery drawings taking place every Wednesday and Saturday night, the number of players looking for Powerball results reaches into the tens of millions for each draw. Powerball’s jackpots have reached as high as $365 million.

"TinBu is very excited to be adding this dynamic, in-demand feature to our interactive lottery data content. We provide lottery data to most of the major online media groups in the United States, and we look forward to giving our online publishing partners the opportunity to add live Powerball drawings for their online audience to view. When the word lottery comes to mind, Powerball is the king of the hill in the U.S., and we are confident these live online drawings will be viewed regularly by a tremendous amount of people," said John Brier, TinBu's CEO.

TinBu will connect directly with the Powerball studio at Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida and has secured delivery bandwidth through Navisite that will allow hundreds of thousands of simultaneous online viewers of the live Powerball drawings. The system will automatically scale up as needed to handle anticipated audience growth.

“We are pleased to be able to open another channel for our live Powerball drawings,” said Rebecca Hargrove, Chair of MUSL’s Powerball Game Group. “Even though Powerball drawings are shown on nearly 100 television stations throughout the United States, the technology to add the live draws through the Internet will allow millions of additional players to watch the drawings, live or on demand.”

The launch of live Internet-streaming Powerball drawings are planned for November of 2009 at Powerball.com, the official Web site of the Powerball lottery. Previous drawings will be archived for online viewing.

About TinBu:
TinBu uses patent-pending technology to provide interactive data products to leading online and wireless companies worldwide. TinBu's clients include AOL, AOL Latino, AOL Canada, AOL Mexico, Telemundo, MSN, MSN Español, MSNBC, USA TODAY, BellSouth, ATT, Yahoo!, Media General, Inergize Digital Media, CBS Television, ABC Television, Fox Television, CBS Radio, Boston Herald, Boston Globe, Tribune, Toronto Star, CBC New Media, My Red Fish, Local Solutions Networks, Motricity, uClick, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Hello Metro, New York Daily News, DirecTV, Univision, Terra Networks, Yahoo!, People PC, and many others. Learn more at http://www.TinBu.com.

About MUSL and Powerball:
The Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) is owned and operated by the participating lotteries to facilitate the operation of multi-state games. Powerball was launched in April, 1992 and will soon be played in 31 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The 33 MUSL lotteries selling Powerball are: Arizona Lottery, Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, Colorado Lottery, Connecticut Lottery Corporation, D.C. Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board, Delaware Lottery, Florida Lottery, Idaho Lottery, Hoosier Lottery, Iowa Lottery Authority, Kansas Lottery, Kentucky Lottery Corporation, Louisiana Lottery Corporation, Maine State Lottery, Minnesota State Lottery, Missouri State Lottery, Montana Lottery, Nebraska Lottery, New Hampshire Lottery Commission, New Mexico Lottery Authority, North Carolina Education Lottery, North Dakota Lottery, Oklahoma Lottery Commission, Oregon Lottery, Pennsylvania Lottery, Rhode Island Lottery, South Carolina Education Lottery, South Dakota Lottery, Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, Virgin Islands Lottery, Vermont Lottery, Wisconsin Lottery, and the West Virginia Lottery.

The Powerball game has provided billions of dollars for worthy programs and benefits as approved by the state governments. For more information on Powerball, visit http://www.powerball.com.

John Brier


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