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The first modern government-run US lottery was established in Puerto Rico in 1934. Then, in 1964, New Hampshire stepped up to the plate. A few other states followed suit and online lottery ticket sales have become a reality.
Lotteries were a popular form of entertainment during the Roman Empire. The Roman Emperor Augustus held a lottery to raise funds for repairs to the City of Rome.
Lotteries were also used to finance colonial fortifications and other public projects. They were a great way to raise funds for poor people. However, they were illegal by 1900.
The first known European lotteries were held during the Roman Empire. They were distributed by wealthy noblemen at Saturnalian revels. These lucky tickets contained prizes in the form of money or fancy dinnerware.
During the 17th century, colonial America saw 200 lotteries. During that time, they were hailed as a painless way to tax the population. The money was used to fund bridges, canals and the colonies’ military. In fact, many people believed that lotteries were a kind of hidden tax.
Although some governments outlaw lottery, others still endorse them. Some state lotteries are considering expanding their online presence. The most common regulation is the ban on selling tickets to minors.