Also at Friday's Lottery Commission meeting:
Lottery Director John Musgrave announced the commission will host a multistate conference for states that either offer or are considering legalizing video lottery.
"The purpose of this is to really start a program where the video lottery states can get together, probably once a year, and have a dialogue," he said.
The first conference is expected to draw participants from Oregon, South Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Delaware, Georgia, North Carolina and Maryland, and will be held at the Hollywood Casino in Charles Town Sept. 4-6.
Lottery marketing director Nikki Orcutt told commissioners that while Harry Seal celebrated his 66th birthday and claimed a $1 million Powerball jackpot prize Thursday, his luck was not entirely good.
While departing Charleston en route back home to Martinsburg Thursday, Seal was involved in a fender-bender on an interstate entrance ramp -- in a car he had borrowed from his boss, since one of his children was using his vehicle.
Orcutt said Seal and family members ultimately made it home Thursday -- after briefly being stranded on the side of the road with a giant Lottery check and helium balloons.
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