Lotteries are one of the oldest forms of gambling. They have been used in many cultures for centuries. In the Middle Ages, governments used them to prepare for wars and to aid the poor. Even George Washington organized a lot of lotteries during his time as president. One of his lotteries in 1768, Mountain Road, was so popular that the tickets sold for as much as $15,000! Nowadays, governments recognize the benefits of lotteries and most countries have a monopoly on them to protect the public interest and to prevent private enterprises from competing with the state-run lottery.
In the Internet age, you can also play the lottery online. Official lottery websites allow you to buy tickets for every drawing. Subscriptions vary in price based on how often you wish to play. Unlike in the physical world, official lottery websites don’t charge a premium for the convenience. If you win the lottery, you will receive the same prize as the official lottery winners.
The new Hampshire iLottery launched in late 2018. It offers tickets to major drawings and instant win games. Like the scratch-off tickets purchased in gas stations, the online games give you the opportunity to win instant cash. The iLottery website also offers Powerball and Mega Millions tickets. These tickets can be purchased in batches of up to 100 or individually.