The drawing's host was longtime Iowa radio personality Mike Pace.

who has hosted MUSL drawings since the introduction of Lotto America in 1988. In 1996, the Powerball went "on the road" for the first time.

In which there were five remote drawings at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta. A few weeks later, Georgia became the only jurisdiction to drop the Powerball.

Maine, who joined the MUSL in 1990, when the Powerball debuted

In August 1996, Georgia joined the then new The Big Game.

Then the second major U.S. lottery group

It planned to sell tickets to both games for the rest of 1996

But within days, Georgia was removed from MUSL.

Didn't return until 2010's cross-sell expansion