Whether you’re looking for a fun way to spend your spare time or looking for a way to make a big profit, the lottery is a great way to do it. You can find lottery games on both the web and in stores across the country. You’ll also find that the odds are very good, especially on scratch-off games.
Powerball jackpot surges to $1.6 billion
Several months after Powerball’s record-breaking jackpot reached $206.9 million, the prize has surged to $1.6 billion. The odds of winning the jackpot are one in 292.2 million. The advertised jackpot is for an annuity that will be paid out over 29 years.
Powerball is played in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico do not participate in the game.
English State Lottery
Initially, the English State Lottery was designed to raise funds for war. Its first draw was held in 1753. The first prize included a plate and a tapestry. The first winning ticket was held by the Anglican church.
The English State Lottery was a colossal success in the eighteenth century. Although its success was largely overshadowed by the American Revolution and the Civil War, its effects were significant in both the domestic and colonial arenas.
U.S. lottery sales totaled over $91 billion
Earlier this year, the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries announced that lottery sales in the United States had reached over $91 billion. The figure surpasses the record sales from 2010, when sales reached over $91 billion.
The lottery industry has been dominated by Intralot SA and Scientific Games Holdings LP. The two companies operate the lottery in 45 states and the District of Columbia. The lottery is also offered in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Indiana has more Powerball jackpot winners than any other state
Despite not having the mega millions jackpot for years, Indiana does have more Powerball jackpot winners than any other state. The game has been around since 1992 and has generated a huge prize pool.
Indiana’s top prize came in early 2017. A Purdue graduate won a $435 million Powerball jackpot. He took a lump sum payout of $263 million. This was not the first jackpot to come from Indiana.