Whether you want to play for a chance to win a large jackpot or just enjoy a little casual fun, there are many different lotteries available across the US. These include instant win games, drawing games, and multi-state games. Many of these are available on the web, as well as in mobile apps.
The US has a history of lotteries dating back to the 1700s. In the early 19th century, several states began running lotteries as a form of gambling. Today, there are 45 states that operate individual lotteries and a number of states that have a multi-state lottery system. Some of the more popular lottery games include Powerball and Mega Millions.
In addition to these popular lotteries, several states also offer lottery games that you can play online. The odds of winning the jackpots in these lotteries are quite high, but there are also smaller jackpots that can be won. These jackpots are known as progressive lotteries. They increase in amount after every draw. Depending on the state, the odds of winning a jackpot can be as low as 1 in 292,201,338 or as high as 1 in 302,575,350.
The Iowa Lottery is a member of the Multi-State Lottery Association, and it runs several games including Powerball, Cash4Life, and Lotto America. Its revenues go to the state’s general fund and to education programs. The lottery also operates several in-house games. Ticket costs range from $1 to $10. The lottery has also teamed up with IWG/NeoPollard to offer mobile lottery apps.
The New Jersey Lottery offers seven draw games, including Powerball, and Mega Millions. The lottery is a part of the Multi-State Lottery Network. Its revenues go to state education programs, public employee pension systems, and problem gambling treatment programs. The lottery is also a charter member of the Multi-State Lottery Association.
The Oregon Lottery runs six draw games, and the profits go to state causes, natural resources, and state parks. The lottery also operates a multi-state lottery called “Lucky for Life.” Its profits also go to state parks, state parks, and senior care services. The lottery also has a state-wide raffle that draws five winners every month.
The New Hampshire Lottery began operations in 1964, and features several draw games. It is one of the oldest lotteries in the US, and it has Mega Millions and Powerball on its roster. Its lottery is regulated as a joint effort between participating states.
The North Dakota Lottery was created in 2004. Its proceeds go to the state’s general fund, gambling treatment and prevention programs, and state parks. Its games include Lotto America, Mega Millions, and Powerball. It is the only state lottery that does not offer an in-house game. Ticket costs are $2 for Powerball and Mega Millions, and you have to match at least five numbers out of 70 to win the jackpot.
The Pennsylvania Lottery offers several draw games, including Mega Millions, Millionaire Raffle, and Treasure Hunt. Tickets for these lotteries can be purchased online, as well as in person at local stores. The Pennsylvania lottery also offers Keno, a virtual sport, and other games. The lottery also operates in Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico.