The Official Lottery of North Dakota

Lotteries are games in which participants purchase a ticket for a chance to win a prize. The prize can be a fixed amount of cash, goods, or services. Often, a percentage of receipts is set aside as the prize fund. Historically, lottery prizes have varied widely in size. Some have been as small as a single penny, while others have been as large as a fortune.

The first modern government-run lotteries were established in Puerto Rico and New Hampshire in the United States. They raise money for a variety of purposes, including public education.

Some state-run lotteries offer a variety of different games, such as three-digit and four-digit number games, keno, and instant tickets. Others have a single game, such as Powerball or Mega Millions. There are also multi-state lotteries, where the tickets are sold in several states to create a larger jackpot.

Many people play the lottery on a regular basis. Whether it’s for the excitement of winning the big prize or the pleasure of playing a game they enjoy. However, it is important for people to remember that the lottery is a form of gambling. If they are not careful, it can become a serious problem.

The North Dakota Lottery is committed to responsible gaming and encourages players to play responsibly. If you are concerned about gambling, please contact 2-1-1 or GamblerND in North Dakota, or call 1-800-659-0399 in Alaska, Montana and Washington, or visit Gamblers Anonymous.