Lottery History

Lotteries are very popular and they are a form of gambling approved and organized by the government.  The winners in lotteries are decided by drawing lots, there are several other methods to deciding the prize. Several governments do not approve lotteries.

Keno is thought to be the first ever form of lottery game played in history, during the Chinese Han Dynasty around the year 205 and 187 BC.  The funds from these games funded several government projects like building the Great Wall of China.

European lotteries were around during the Roman Empire as an entertainment factor at rich dinners.  The gifts were fancy stuff like dinnerware.  Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar first operated the system of lottery tickets given off for sale.

Throughout history the goal of lotteries were to improve the construction proceeds by the government. They were considered as an easy way to collect some decent money as opposed to imposing taxes.

Raffles and games of chance were also one of the many types of lottery proceeds.  Raffles were very famous in England.  The history of English lotteries is older than 250 years.

Records from traditional towns indicated that it can be possible older than that.  Until date, the idea of organizing lottery games for the sake of public usage is finding application.

Lotteries existed in one form or the other and the prize was not always money, it can also be goods.  In the beginning of the 20th centaury, gambling was banned in several countries.  However, after World War II lottery and casino games resumed and found their way to public appeal.  The prize money was normally a percentage of the money collected in total from the lottery sale.

Lottery games have found their way to the internet.  Governments are working to ban it and some approve it for benefit.  Lotteries forever are destined to be off for sometime and back with ful