Powerball moves from Iowa to Florida

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 | 2:42 p.m. CST

DES MOINES, Iowa – After 16 years in Iowa, Powerball is moving south.

The lottery game is moving its televised drawings from Iowa to Florida.

Florida decided to join the Multi-State Lottery Association last summer and offer the game in January. The game is also getting a new look, new odds and a bigger jackpot.

Executive Director Chuck Strutt says details, including the location of a new studio, are still being worked out, but the first drawing from Florida is set for Jan. 7.

A new face is also coming to Powerball.

Veteran host Mike Pace says it's time for a change – for him and the game. His last drawing will be on New Year's Eve from the U.S. Virgin Islands.



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