Across the US, there are forty-five different lotteries that offer a variety of draw games, instant win games, and multi-state games. These lotteries range from the small and local to the large and national. Some of the states that offer lottery games include Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.
Most states have their own lottery system, but the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico also operate lotteries. The first US territory to launch a lottery was Puerto Rico in the twentieth century. Since then, lotteries have been established in nearly forty other states. They can be played online, as well as in the states of Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland.
The largest lottery in the US is the MegaMillions. In addition to participating in MegaMillions, all of the states also participate in other draw games. Some of the other multi-state games include Powerball, Lotto America, and Lotto America Plus. The jackpot prize in Powerball is a whopping $1 billion.
Other lotteries include the Connecticut Lottery, which has been in operation since 1964. The proceeds of the Connecticut Lottery go to a variety of different programs, including educational programs, debt services, retirement benefits for employees, and state general fund services. There are also several in-house games, such as Keno, Pick 3, and Mega Millions. The Connecticut Lottery also offers a variety of multi-state draw games.
The New Hampshire Lottery, which launched in 1964, offers a variety of draw games. In addition to Mega Millions, the state offers Powerball, Keno, Pick 3, and Mississippi Match 5. The lottery has also been a significant contributor to educational programs, such as college scholarships, college textbooks, and low-cost prescription medications.
Minnesota is one of the first states to offer instant win games online. The lottery launched the first online sales in January 2016. In March of 2016, the online sales reached a record $8 million a week. This was a major increase from the previous week’s total. The ticket prices range from $0.05 to $20 for many of the games.
The Oregon Lottery offers six different draw games. The proceeds of the Oregon Lottery go to state causes, such as natural resources, school budgets, and parks. The lottery also contributes to the state’s problem gambling treatment programs.
The Pennsylvania Lottery offers eleven draw games. The state’s proceeds go to education, transportation, public safety, and other programs. The lottery also offers virtual sports and other games. The Pennsylvania Lottery is currently working to raise $250 million in the next five years.
The Rhode Island Lottery has been in operation since 1974. The proceeds of the RI Lottery go to public safety, law enforcement, and education. It is also the first state lottery to offer online lottery games. However, the state’s online lottery sales were not allowed at the beginning of this year. Rather than wait for legislative approval, the lottery began to offer online tickets in January.
The Pennsylvania Lottery does not offer MegaMillions online. The state’s official website offers the same ticket prices, and players can participate in the same game as everyone else. However, the state has been sued by seven casinos over the PA iLottery, and it is unclear whether or not the project will continue.