Official lottery apps are available in all states to purchase Powerball and Mega Millions tickets, find retailers, save favorite wagers, scan tickets, and check your numbers anytime, anywhere.
The app is free to download and play with a single deposit or direct purchase. It does not require a credit card or PayPal account to play, but players must be at least 18 years old and located within the state for mobile games.
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Whether you’re looking to play a few games or hit the jackpot, the official lottery app has it all! Choose from games with jackpots ranging up to $1 billion, and try daily games for more chances.
Winning is random – no favourites, rich or poor can win, individuals or syndicates, experienced punters or first time buyers. The Lottery is not a charity, but an economic and financial tool for the state, generating essential funding to fund public programs.
Lotteries are popular in many countries, and have been used to raise money for public purposes such as the American Revolution. The earliest American lottery, held in 1776, raised funds for the Continental Congress and helped build several colleges.
Legislation passed in 1985 earmarked profits from the Illinois Lottery to help fund the Common School Fund, which continues to provide essential funds for K-12 education.
In an era of fiscal crisis, many states are seeking alternative ways to generate revenue that won’t anger voters who are resentful of increased taxes. The legalization of the lottery provided a convenient way to fill state coffers, without increasing taxes. The resulting income could be used to fund schools in urban areas that had long been neglected by state governments. In some states, this sparked a new wave of political support for the lottery.