The Board of Directors of the Multi-State Lottery Association has approved the New York Lottery’s request for membership. The transition for the New York Lottery to join MUSL is scheduled to begin June 30, 2019.

“The Multi-State Lottery Association was built by jurisdictional lotteries working together,” said May Scheve Reardon, MUSL Board President and Missouri Lottery Executive Director.  “We look forward to continuing that spirit of collaboration with the New York Lottery as we further our mission of helping member lotteries raise profits responsibly for good causes.”

The addition of the New York Lottery will bring membership in the Association to 37 U.S. lotteries. As the director of a member lottery, New York Lottery Director Gweneth Dean will join the MUSL Board of Directors and the Powerball Product Group as a voting member.

“The New York Lottery is a premier lottery organization and we are very pleased to have them join us in managing one of the world’s top lottery brands – Powerball,” said David Barden, Powerball Product Group Chairman and New Mexico Lottery CEO.

The Multi-State Lottery Association is a non-profit, government benefit, voluntary association that is entirely owned and operated by its member lotteries. Each MUSL member lottery offers one or more multi-jurisdictional lottery games administered with the assistance of MUSL. All profits are retained by the individual lotteries and are used to fund projects or purposes approved by their authorizing legislatures.

Among the services offered to member and licensee lotteries, MUSL conducts drawings; performs game development and research; provides central accounting, including multi-jurisdictional prize funds holding and transfers; and purchases government securities and annuities to fund prize payments.