American lotteries go way back to the pre-Revolutionary war. The colonies had lotteries in the 1700's. The first modern lottery in the United States was held in New Hampshire in 1964, and now in 2020 the only states without a lotto are Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah.

No one won Washington's Lotto so the jackpot grows from $2.6 million to $2.7 million for Saturday night's drawing.

Mega Millions is worth $68 million for Friday's drawing and no one won Powerball last night so that jackpot grows from $37 million to $47 million for the next drawing to be held this Saturday, the 29th.

And we are so not alone.

Lottery-style games have gone mobile — so it’s easier than ever to play. That’s great news for the UK, where a study shows 83% of residents report purchasing scratch-off lottery tickets in the past year.

Lottery. Lotterie. Lotería. No matter what language, people around the world love lottery games.

On International Lottery Day every August 27, we’re all dreaming about euros, dollars, pounds and lire. Today is the day where we all try our luck and you never know, a life changing sum of money could be on the horizon. 

The odds may be against you but someone has to win it so why not you? The holiday experts at National Today, the "internet’s #1 authority for holidays", recommend buying a ticket and allowing yourself a few minutes to daydream.

What would you do if you become a millionaire? As unlikely as it is, there's no harm in letting your mind wander there for a couple of minutes, or for some, a lot longer.

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