A month after the Maryland Lottery stopped televising lottery drawings, gamblers are still buying tickets and the lottery expects to save up to $900,000 a year with its new system. Beginning on Dec. 19, a random number generator began choosing winners for the Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5, Bonus Match 5 and Multi-Match drawings. Before the switch to the computer system, an air-powered machine spat out numbered balls that were read by TV announcers.
Ending televised drawings hasn’t cost the Maryland Lottery sales — and could save more than $900K a year
January 6, 2023