Lottery News Roundup


Whether you’re a lottery player or not, you should be aware of the latest lottery news. Here you’ll find a roundup of the latest lottery news, including the Iowa Lottery, Powerball and Mega Millions. You’ll also find a few interesting facts about the lottery in general.

Dutch state-owned Staatsloterij

Founded in 1726, the Dutch state-owned Staatsloterij is the oldest continuously operating lottery in the world. Since then, it has paid out millions of euros on a monthly basis to lucky winners. In the past, the lottery has raked in jackpots in the hundreds of thousands.

The lottery has also been known to raise funds for charities. The most important of these funds is the Good Causes Lotteries which has garnered millions of euros for a variety of worthy causes. The other noteworthy lottery is the Dutch National Lottery.

The best part is that lottery players can play the game from a land-based kiosk or in the comfort of their own home.

Mega Millions

Currently, Mega Millions is offered in 45 states. Originally, it only operated in six states: New Jersey, California, Florida, Nevada, Texas, and Washington. But, as the game grew in popularity, other states joined.

Mega Millions was launched in August 1996 as “The Big Game.” Its name was changed to Mega Millions in 2002. The game was designed by Michigan Lottery Commissioner Bill Martin. In its early years, The Big Game was drawn weekly.

The Mega Millions drawing machine is called the Criterion II. It uses counter-rotating arms to randomly mix the Mega Millions balls. These are then dropped several seconds apart. The Mega Millions drawing machine is manufactured by Smartplay International.


Despite its popularity, there are still many Powerball lottery players who have no idea how to pick the winning numbers. There are a few ways to increase your odds of winning. The best way is to play the game with a plan.

Powerball is a multi-tiered progressive jackpot game that has nine prize tiers. Players select five white numbers and one bonus number from a set of 69 white balls. The bonus number is called the Powerball and is a special prize that is separate from the other six balls.

The most exciting part of Powerball is the jackpot. Players can win millions of dollars by matching all five white balls and the bonus number. However, the odds of winning are low.

Iowa Lottery

Founded in 1985, the Iowa Lottery is a state-run lottery that raises money for the state’s general fund. Proceeds from lottery ticket sales support state programs that promote public safety, tourism, health and family services. In addition, the state’s veterans’ fund receives money from lottery proceeds.

Iowa Lottery offers a variety of games, including Mega Millions, Powerball and Lotto America. Tickets cost $1 and are drawn twice a week on Mondays and Saturdays. In addition to jackpots, players can also bet on numbers in any order or in pairs. Several instant-play scratch cards are also available.