Throughout history, lotteries have been a way for governments to raise funds for public projects. They have been used to help finance college campuses, libraries, roads, canals, bridges, parks, and wildlife habitats. During the French and Indian Wars, several colonies used lotteries to raise money for military expenses.
One of the oldest lotteries in the US is the Connecticut Lottery. The proceeds from the lottery go to support public education, general fund services, and debt services. The lottery offers a range of local and multi-state draw games.
In addition to local draw games, the Connecticut Lottery offers a variety of instant win games. Ticket prizes range from $1 to $20. Instant Games are played online or on mobile apps.
The Connecticut Lottery is a member of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), a group of 33 states that administer multi-state lotteries. The lottery also participates in Mega Millions and Powerball drawings. Ticket purchases may be made for up to 104 consecutive drawings.
The Pennsylvania Lottery doesn’t offer MegaMillions online. The lottery participates in four local games. The state’s common school fund receives 25 cents for every dollar of ticket sales. The lottery also funds road infrastructure, problem gambling treatment, and natural resources.
The New Hampshire iLottery has recently launched its online lottery. The game is similar to the scratch-off tickets that can be purchased at gas stations. The lottery is run by NeoPollard Interactive.
The Illinois Lottery offers Powerball and Mega Millions. The Connecticut Lottery offers a variety of local draw games and multi-state draw games.