If you’ve ever dreamed of winning the official lottery, you first need to buy a ticket. But not everyone has time to drive to a store and purchase a ticket. These days, more Texans are buying their tickets online. When you buy your ticket online, it’s automatically scanned into your account. However, there are still many misconceptions surrounding buying tickets online.
In Ancient China, governments used lotteries to raise money for important government projects. During the Han Dynasty, they even used it to fund the construction of the Great Wall of China. The Roman Empire also recognized the value of lotteries and organized them. While the first lotteries were organized for entertainment purposes at dinner parties, the first commercial lottery was organized by Emperor Augustus. It was intended to fund the restoration of the City of Rome.
If you’re playing lottery games online, it is important to select an official lottery vendor. This ensures your safety. You should check that the site is authorized and licensed by the government. An official lottery website will allow you to safely and securely purchase tickets and claim your prizes. Unlike betting or lottery agent websites, official lotteries are regulated by a state’s gaming authority.
The official lottery in North Carolina is called the North Carolina Education Lottery, and proceeds go directly to the state’s education fund. The lottery has generated more than $5 billion for education programs since its inception. In fact, around 30% of lottery revenue is earmarked for education. The North Carolina lottery includes three in-house draw games and three multi-state games, and is broadcast live on six television stations.