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….continued from page 1 History of the Lottery in the USAIn the USA many different lotteries in colonial times were used for the financing of both private and public ventures. More than 200 separate lotteries were authorised between 1744 and 1776. Proceeds from such lottos were used to pay for the building of public access […]

Lottery HistoryThe lottery is very old indeed. However before we go into the history of the lottery I should explain where the name originates. It stems from a Dutch word (loterij) which means fate. BritishLotteriesAlthough the modern National Lottery only started in 1994 in the UK it was, Queen Elizabeth I who started the first […]