The World’s Oldest Lottery


Dutch state-owned Staatsloterij is the oldest running lottery

In the Netherlands, the state-owned Staatsloterij is the world’s oldest running lottery. It has been operating since 1445. The lottery is a form of gambling that is endorsed by some governments and outlawed in others. Dutch lottery winners have won over EUR 4.3 million every month since it first began. The lottery is a popular source of revenue and entertainment for the Dutch people.

The Dutch state-owned Staatsloterij was originally a taxing system for the people of the Netherlands. It raised a great deal of money for the country’s treasury. The Dutch people also used the money to free slaves in other countries. The game became so popular that the English word “lottery” was derived from the Dutch word lot.

New South Wales has one of the largest lotteries in Australia

New South Wales Lotteries runs several $10 draw lotteries. The most recent $10 lottery is the Lucky 7. It replaced the Million Dollar Lottery, which was a non-jackpot draw lotto similar to the $2 and $5 games. This lottery continued until 2001. Each ticket cost $10 and was entered into five consecutive weekly draws.

There have been a total of 1,450 tickets that have survived. The State Library of New South Wales has 23 tickets, while the National Library of Australia has thirteen. The Bank of Australia’s Records contain more than 1,400 tickets that have been cancelled. The University of Sydney Library has one ticket, while two are in private collections.

George Washington’s Lottery

George Washington’s Lottery was a way for him to raise funds to build a road across the country. He hand-signed lottery tickets, which are extremely rare and fetch thousands of dollars at auction. The first lottery tickets were sold in 1768, and many of them are still in private hands today.

Lotteries have been around for centuries, and during the colonial period, they were so popular that they were used to finance whole towns, including Jamestown. In fact, the Virginia Company organized a lottery to raise money for the colonial capital. Other colonial lotteries were tied to specific buildings and institutions. George Washington’s Lottery was different, because it was sponsored by the federal government.

Spanish lotteries

Spanish lotteries are very popular in Spain, with over 100% of adults owning a ticket. Many people even give lottery tickets as gifts. The draws are live on television and all participants can watch the results live. One of the most popular draws is La Primitiva, which requires ticket holders to choose six numbers between one and 49. They can also elect to have a computer randomly select numbers for them. Each ticket costs 1.17 euros for one day of numbers and 2.35 euros for two days. Players can also buy a membership in the La Primitiva club, where they can buy 182 possible combinations for just 5.95 euros.

The draw is televised live on television and radio. The prize is a multi-million euro jackpot. In the past, only Spanish citizens were allowed to buy tickets, but now everyone can purchase them. In the San Illdefonso lottery, people dress up extravagantly for the big event, which can attract millions of viewers.