The Official Lottery

The official lottery is a big business, and it has had a long, rocky history in the United States. Its heyday began in the nineteen-sixties when states found themselves needing revenue to pay for ever-increasing government costs. Raising taxes or cutting social services were unacceptable options. So they turned to gambling, with state lotteries generating an enormous amount of money and a whole generation of new gamblers.

The director shall conduct game rule number nine hundred fifty-nine in a manner consistent with the Lottery Act, the rules of the commission, including this rule. The director may designate names and definitions for elements of the game for purposes of this rule, but those designations shall not be considered legal titles or definitions in the sense of this section.

Players Must Be 18 Years or Older.

The information posted on this website concerning winning numbers and prize payouts is based on the results of official drawing results as observed and recorded by the Lottery’s independent accounting firm. In the event of a discrepancy between this website information and the Lottery’s enabling statutes, official rules, regulations or procedures the enabling statutes, official rules, regulations and procedures will prevail.

Tickets are void and will not be paid if determined to be stolen, unissued, mutilated in whole or in part, misregistered, defective, incomplete, printed or produced in error or if they fail any of the Lottery’s confidential validation tests. The holder of a valid ticket in the top prize category of a lottery drawing is eligible to receive the set prize award for that drawing.