The History of American Lotto’s
In the early 1600’s, the first English colonies were established financially with the help of lotteries. The funds raised were used to build churches, pave streets and construct wharves amongst other public works projects. Lotteries were also used to finance the construction of schools like Harvard, Yale and other prominent schools in the 1800’s.
Benjamin Franklin held a lottery to raise funds for cannons which would be used in the fight against the British and Thomas Jefferson held a lottery to raise funds to alleviate his debt. Both lotteries were unsuccessful. The late 1800’s saw a ban across America for most gambling and all lotteries. From the early 1900’s lotteries run by the government were established and slowly they began to thrive. Today there are lotteries held in forty four states.
Different Types of American Lotteries
There is no national American lotto as each state has its own selection of different lottery games but across the country the most popular lottery game is the American lotto. Lotto requires six numbers to be drawn out of a range of numbers depending on the state. For example, Florida draws six numbers from fifty three while Michigan draws six numbers from forty seven. Most states hold their lotto draws on Wednesday and Saturday nights.
Little lotto is another type of lottery game held in most states where five numbers are drawn from a smaller range of numbers typically thirty six or thirty nine depending on the state. Little lotto’s are drawn more frequently than the America lotto game usually six or seven days a week. Dailies are held in most states two times a day six days a week and once on a Sunday. There is the pick three and pick four versions where three or four numbers are chosen from 000 to 999 or 0000 to 9999. There are a variety of ways to play the dailies as numbers can be marked in exact order, any order or a combination of. If an exact order is marked and the same numbers are drawn in a different order they will not result in a win.
There are multi-state games like Mega Millions and the Powerball where a selection of states join their funds to offer one jackpot across the states. These are held on Wednesday and Saturday nights.
How to Play American Lotto Online
American lotto tickets can be bought online at any reputable online lottery site offering the specific lottery game. An account is needed for registration and funds will need to be deposited in order to purchase American lotto tickets.
For those not wishing to select numbers themselves, quick picks is available to have the numbers carefully chosen randomly with the use of a random number generator. The numbers will be displayed on the site shortly after the draw but many online lottery sites will contact winners directly to inform them of any wins. The sites will have all relevant information on the draw that took place and there will be details about the following estimated jackpot prize.
There is no land based retailer outside of America that sells any American lotto ticket but tickets for the lotteries can be bought online from anywhere in the world.