Among the many types of lottery games that are available in the United States, the official lottery is one that is run by a duly authorized representative. This type of lottery ensures fairness to players. You can purchase tickets from an official lottery retailer or use a legal online lottery courier service.
You can find out when your lottery drawing is scheduled by visiting the official website of your state’s lottery. This website will also show you the results of the drawing. If you win, you can receive a check or money order from your state’s lottery.
The first official lottery with money prizes was held in the Low Countries in the 15th century. A record from 1445 at L’Ecluse mentions a lottery with 4304 tickets. This lottery is believed to have been held to raise money for wall construction.
Some states also held public lotteries to raise money for schools, colleges, and other public causes. In 1769, Col. Bernard Moore held a lottery called the “Slave Lottery.” The prizes advertised were slaves. However, the lottery was a fiasco.
The state of Connecticut has the Connecticut Lottery Corporation, which is the official lottery for the state. The Connecticut Lottery Corporation sells fanfolded tickets with a common Pack Number.
The Illinois Lottery website features several games. These include Powerball, Mega Millions, and several local games. You can purchase individual Lotto tickets and play the Pick 3 daily game.
The Colorado Lottery was launched in 1983. The proceeds go to a variety of public causes, including wildlife habitats, parks, and open space conservation. The state also participates in a multi-state lottery.