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Modern Lotteries Infographic

This handy infographic graphically illustrates the History of World Lotteries until we have the modern Lottos today. (Click it to enlarge) For a comprehensive Lotto Timeline, go here.

Largest Jackpot in US history

Nebraska Powerball jackpotThe largest Powerball Jackpot in US lotto history of $365 million is shared by 8 co-workers at a Lincoln, NE, food processing plant.

Largest single US Jackpot winner

Jack WhittakerOn December 25, 2002 Jack Whittaker of West Virginia becomes the largest single jackpot winner with a Powerball win of $314.9 million.

First UK National Lottery Draw

UK National LotteryThe first UK National Lottery draw took place on November 19, 1994.

North Dakota rejects a State lottery

North DakotaIn November 1986 North Dakota became the first US State to reject a State lottery. It was later approved in 2002.

Massachusetts sells first scratchcard

Massachusetts scratchcardIn 1974 Massachusetts sold the first lotto scratchcards (“instant scratch-off tickets”).

New Hampshire creates first state lottery

New Hampshire lotto ticketIn 1964 New Hampshire created the first State lottery and became the first State to sell lottery tickets in the modern era.

Irish Sweepstakes launched

Irish Free State Hospitals' SweepstakeIn 1930 the Irish Sweepstakes was launched and even though tickets were illegal outside Ireland, millions were sold in the US, UK and Canada.

First drawing of Queensland State Lottery

Queensland State Lottery of AustraliaOn June 14, 1917 the Queensland State Lottery of Australia (“Golden Casket”) held its first drawing, thus becoming the first lottery in the 20th century.

Netherlands begins world’s oldest lottery

Dutch StaatsloterijThe Dutch state-owned Staatsloterij (“State Lottery”), established 1726, is the world’s oldest continuously operating lottery.

First recorded official lottery

English state lotteryIn 1566 Queen Elizabeth I chartered the first recorded official lottery (“English state lottery”).

First French lottery

King Francis I of FranceKing Francis I of France authorized the first French lottery, the Loterie Royale in 1539.

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