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Official lotteries in the United States of America. Powerball, MegaMillions ...

After more than a half-century ban on lotteries in the United States, begins its revival, first and foremore due to one of the smallest, but independent and freedom – loving states on Northeast of the United States, New Hampshire (which was the first to declare its independence from Great Britain, and the state motto is the phrase: - “Live free or die” – “Live free or die”), where in 1964 the first state lottery was launched.

In 1967, New York became the second US state to resume the lottery. In 1970, the lottery has reappeared in the state of New Jersey, which in 1971 sold the world's first automated betting system, laying the foundation for the development of an online lottery. Since 1975, it was allowed to advertise the lottery in the media in the United States, including radio and television, and, already, by 1980 more than half of the North American states resumed carrying out of lotteries.

In the United States, there is no national lottery, as the United States lotteries are governed by the laws of each jurisdiction. However, in the US there are two major transnational scale lottery: Mega Millions and Powerball, which appeared due to the merger of the official lotteries of several states. Until today, these lotteries are leaders in the popularity rating and holds the record for largest jackpot.

The record jackpot in the history of the lottery Powerball – $ 590.5 million dollars – was raffles off May 18, 2013, entered the top three wins in the world. The largest jackpot in the world was won March 30, 2012 in the Mega Millions and amounted to $ 656 million dollars.

The last historical event in the lottery industry of the United States is the agreement signed on January 31, 2010 between the lotteries Mega Millions and Powerball on the program of joint cross-selling, which came into force in March 2010 and expanded the geography of lottery tickets of the lotteries in the United States up to 43 jurisdictions: in 41 states and the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands. As of 2011 there are official lottery administered in 46 jurisdictions in the United States: in the 43 states and the District of Columbia, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.


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