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cover To track possible trends, frequencies and contribute to your analysis of the winning numbers of the 43 lotteries held in the United States, us-lottery.biz, offers links to the actual agencies and authorities that hold lotteries.

Many lottery drawings are held daily. Checking results often is easy and featured prominently near the top of the page.

 

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Remember, the lottery is a form of gambling. The Lottery may not be legal in all states or jurisdictions. The links to the agencies, governments and authorities that sponsor lotteries are on these pages. Have fun and check back often for the latest news, information and winning numbers!

 

 

A Brief History of the Lottery

Lotteries are a form of gambling and have been around for a very long time. A large number of people purchase a chance to win a prize, usually money. Some consider merely participating in a chance to receive something of value with the odds determined, not guaranteed, by an arbitrary distribution of chance a lottery.

There are many examples of lotteries throughout history. The Encyclopaedia Britannica mentions examples of winning chances in the Old Testament of the Bible. Several references to ancient China lotteries appear on record in relation to the financial of the Great Wall during the Han Dynasty. Lotteries are indeed a global method of fund raising. Examples of games of chance (lotteries) exist in Mexico, Thailand, India, Israel, Germany, Australia and other places.

This history of lotteries in the United States can arguably be traced to those in Europe during the Roman Empire, later Italy, France and England. Queen Elizabeth I chartered a lottery in 1566 in England for public works. Several years later a lottery was held to finance the expedition of colonists to the Jamestown settlement, later to become the Commonwealth of Virginia. The financing of military campaigns have also used a lottery. One in particular can be traced to the French and Indian War (1754-1763).

Throughout the American experience lotteries of both monetary prizes and drawings of chance for other items of value have periodically been used to raise money for governments, agencies and in some cases private entities.

Today, in the United States,  the lottery is a basic “numbers game”. The bettor chooses or selects a number and the governing authority sets the odds based on various numerical factors and the proceeds are divided usually amongst the winners and a pre-determined governmental program. For example, the North Carolina Education Lottery.

Because the lottery is a numbers game the chance or probability of winning can be extremely low. It’s not unusual to have many people participate in a lottery where the odds of winning are millions to one.

 

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