Lottery

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A lottery is a form of gambling that involves the drawing of numbers at random for a prize.wikipedia
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Keno

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The first recorded signs of a lottery are keno slips from the Chinese Han Dynasty between 205 and 187 BC.
Keno is a lottery-like gambling game often played at modern casinos, and also offered as a game by some lotteries.

Sweepstake

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Though lotteries were common in the United States and some other countries during the 19th century, by the beginning of the 20th century, most forms of gambling, including lotteries and sweepstakes, were illegal in the U.S. and most of Europe as well as many other countries.
Sweepstakes with an entry fee are considered in the UK to be lotteries under the Gambling Act 2005.

Mountain Road Lottery

George Washington's Mountain Road Lottery in 1768 was unsuccessful, but these rare lottery tickets bearing Washington's signature became collectors' items; one example sold for about $15,000 in 2007.
The Mountain Road Lottery was a project conceived in 1767 by George Washington, Captain Thomas Bullitt, and others.

Powerball

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Lotteries are operated at the state level in the U.S.; 44 states and 3 territories operate state lotteries, and nearly all of them are members of consortiums that operate regional games, and the two near-national games Mega Millions and Powerball.
Powerball is an American lottery game offered by 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Spanish Christmas Lottery

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The Spanish Christmas Lottery (officially Sorteo Extraordinario de Navidad [soɾˈteo ekstɾaorðiˈnaɾjo ðe naβiˈðað] or simply Lotería de Navidad [loteˈɾia ðe naβiˈðað]) is a national lottery.
The Spanish Christmas Lottery (officially Sorteo Extraordinario de Navidad or simply Lotería de Navidad ) is a national lottery.

EuroMillions

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EuroMillions is a transnational lottery that requires seven correct numbers to win the jackpot.

Gambling

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A lottery is a form of gambling that involves the drawing of numbers at random for a prize.
Gambling games that take place outside of casinos include Bingo (as played in the US and UK), dead pool, lotteries, pull-tab games and scratchcards, and Mahjong.

Atlantic Lottery Corporation

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Lotteries in Canada are administered by five regional organizations; the Atlantic Lottery Corporation (which serves Atlantic Canada), Loto-Québec, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (which serves Western and Northern Canada, excluding British Columbia), and the British Columbia Lottery Corporation.
The Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) (French: Société des loteries de l'Atlantique), currently branded as simply Atlantic Lottery or Loto Atlantique, is a Canadian organization that operates lottery games in Atlantic Canada.

Mega-Sena

Mega-Sena is the largest lottery in Brazil, organised by the Caixa Econômica Federal bank since March 1996.

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation

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Lotteries in Canada are administered by five regional organizations; the Atlantic Lottery Corporation (which serves Atlantic Canada), Loto-Québec, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (which serves Western and Northern Canada, excluding British Columbia), and the British Columbia Lottery Corporation.
It is responsible for the province's lotteries, charity and Aboriginal casinos, commercial casinos, and slot machines at horse-racing tracks.

Interprovincial Lottery Corporation

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The five regional lotteries are members of a consortium known as the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation, which administrates national games, including the flagship Lotto 6/49 and Lotto Max.
The Interprovincial Lottery Corporation (ILC) is a Canadian organization that operates lottery games.

Lotto 6/49

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The five regional lotteries are members of a consortium known as the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation, which administrates national games, including the flagship Lotto 6/49 and Lotto Max.
Lotto 6/49 is one of three national lottery games in Canada.

Lotto Max

The five regional lotteries are members of a consortium known as the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation, which administrates national games, including the flagship Lotto 6/49 and Lotto Max.
Lotto Max is a Canadian lottery game coordinated by the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation, as one of the country's three national lottery games.

4-Digits

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Founded and incorporated by the Malaysian Government in 1969, it was focused on the commercialisation of 4-Digits–based games.
4-Digits (abbreviation: 4-D) is a lottery in Germany, Individuals play by choosing any number from 0000 to 9999.

Thai lottery

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The present Thai lottery is managed by The Government Lottery Office, a state enterprise managed by the Ministry of Finance.
Thailand's official national lottery is administered by The Government Lottery Office (GLO).

National Lottery (United Kingdom)

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The principal lottery in the United Kingdom is the National Lottery, a state-franchised lottery sanctioned by the Gambling Commission (formerly the National Lottery Commission), and established in 1994.
The National Lottery is the state-franchised national lottery in the United Kingdom.

Mega Millions

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Lotteries are operated at the state level in the U.S.; 44 states and 3 territories operate state lotteries, and nearly all of them are members of consortiums that operate regional games, and the two near-national games Mega Millions and Powerball.
Mega Millions (which began as The Big Game in 1996 and renamed, temporarily, to The Big Game Mega Millions six years later) is an American multi-jurisdictional lottery game; it is offered in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Health Lottery

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Northern & Shell also operates a commercial lottery known as The Health Lottery, which distributes its revenue to support health-related charities and causes.
The Health Lottery is a lottery that operates on behalf of twelve local society lotteries across Great Britain.

Numbers game

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When people wanted to bet more frequently than twice a year, they began to substitute the candidates names with numbers and modern lotto was born, to which both modern legal lotteries and the illegal Numbers game can trace their ancestry. The game was also popular in Italian neighborhoods known as the Italian lottery, and it was known in Cuban communities as bolita ("little ball").
The numbers game, also known as the numbers racket, the Italian lottery, or the daily number, is a form of illegal gambling or illegal lottery played mostly in poor and working class neighborhoods in the United States, wherein a bettor attempts to pick three digits to match those that will be randomly drawn the following day.

Thai folklore

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Shrines of local folklore and popular religion, such as Nang Ta-Khian, are often propitiated in order to be lucky in the Thai lottery draw.

New Hampshire Lottery

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The first modern government-run US lottery was established in Puerto Rico in 1934, followed by New Hampshire in 1964.
Established in 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery (originally known as the New Hampshire Sweepstakes) is the second oldest lottery in the United States.

Bolita

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The game was also popular in Italian neighborhoods known as the Italian lottery, and it was known in Cuban communities as bolita ("little ball").
Bolita (Spanish for Little Ball) is a type of lottery which was popular in the latter 19th and early 20th centuries in Cuba and among Florida's working class Hispanic, Italian, and black population.

Gambling Commission

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The principal lottery in the United Kingdom is the National Lottery, a state-franchised lottery sanctioned by the Gambling Commission (formerly the National Lottery Commission), and established in 1994.
Its remit covers arcades, betting, bingo, casinos, slot machines and lotteries, as well as remote gambling, but not spread betting.

Lottery mathematics

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The reason is that lottery tickets cost more than the expected gain, as shown by lottery mathematics, so someone maximizing expected value should not buy lottery tickets.
Lottery mathematics is used to calculate probabilities of winning or losing a lottery game.

List of six-number lottery games

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In a simple 6-from-49 lotto, a player chooses six numbers from 1 to 49 (no duplicates are allowed).
A six-number lottery game is a form of lottery in which six numbers are drawn from a larger pool (for example, 6 out of 44).