If you suddenly want to buy a lottery ticket, it is probably July 17th, National Lottery Day. Psychologists note that free money seems especially attractive to people, so cross your fingers and buy a lottery ticket. One thing is obvious – to win, you need to buy tickets and not only on National Lottery Day, but much more often.
The word lottery appeared in the 15th century in Europe. Gradually these draws, where the winner was determined by random draw, spread to the United States. At the start of the 17th century, the monarch James I organized a lottery-like drawing to finance the British settlement of America. Since then, similar draws have been held by government organizations and private companies.
George Washington held a lottery to finance the construction of a road in the mountains in America, and John Hancock used a lottery to raise money for the restoration of Faneuil Hall. However, over time, the authorities considered such rallies dangerous to society, and a ban was issued. Lottery scams soon came to light, and they lost their reputation until the early 20th century.
- The guns used during the American Revolution were paid for with money earned from the sale of lottery tickets. After the Civil War, the southern states were also restored this way.
- The first state to enforce a lottery ban was New York.
- The most popular was the Louisiana Lottery, abolished in 1894.
- Nevada was the first state to legalize gambling in 1930.
How to take part
Of course, buy a lottery ticket and try your luck; you might win on National Lottery Day. Often on this holiday, special promotions and charity draws are held. Don’t forget to buy tickets for your friends, too. Good luck! Be sure to talk about your success on social networks.
When is National Lottery Day celebrated in 2023?
National Lottery Day is observed on July 17 each year.