The Official Lottery App

The official lottery brings fun, convenience and information to players on the go. Use the app to scan your ticket, check winning numbers, play online games and more. Plus, see the latest Keno drawings and prizes remaining. Download the free app today by entering your mobile phone number or texting APP to 66835.*

Lotteries are gambling operations where the prize is a fixed amount of cash or goods, drawn at random. Some governments outlaw them, while others endorse them and organize state or national lotteries. Prizes can be cash, goods or services, or a combination of these. Lotteries may be public or private, and they can be structured as a sweepstakes or a raffle.

In the United States, lottery revenue has been used to fund a variety of government programs and services. Despite their high profile, however, they remain relatively small contributors to overall state revenue. The money they raise is often subject to high levels of sin taxes and income tax, making them less attractive than other sources of revenue.

While the message a lottery promotes is that anyone who buys a ticket has done his or her civic duty to support government programs, that’s not always the case. In fact, many of those who purchase a ticket have no intention of donating the prize money to charity. Regardless, the lottery has become one of the most popular forms of gambling in the world and it’s not without its risks.