The history of lottery in the United States is a long one. Starting from the colonial era, there were hundreds of lotteries in the US. But the first official state-wide lottery only came in 1964.
Today, there are 45 states that operate their own lottery system. Besides the four major national lotteries, like Mega Millions, Powerball and Lotto America, there are local lotteries in most of the states.
North Dakota, for example, has a lottery that’s modeled after the Multi-State Lottery Association. It’s part of the Multi-State Lottery Association, and the proceeds go to a number of different projects. Some of them include education, public health, natural resources and open space conservation.
Oregon’s lottery, on the other hand, was started in 1984 as a way to help pay for community projects. Currently, a portion of the proceeds goes to fund problem gambling treatment, schools, and state parks.
Idaho is another state that operates its own lottery. There are four in-house games, as well as several multi-state draw games. Ticket prices range from $1 to $20.
Wisconsin runs a state-wide lottery. There are five state-only draw games, as well as three games that are available to residents of other states. In addition, players can play online games.
Maine, on the other hand, has a state-wide lottery. Residents can choose from three in-house games or choose from a few draw games.
Vermont and Maryland also have state-wide lottery systems. In Vermont, for example, the proceeds go to education, while in Maryland, the proceeds go to public health and the environment.