A lottery is a popular form of gambling which involves the rawing of lots for a prize. Some governments outlaw it, while others endorse it to the extent of organizing a national lottery. It is common to find some degree of regulation of lottery by governments.

Trivia about lotteries

  • Ads for these state-run games, like Pick 6, often mention the jackpot, then give the odds on winning any prize
  • Shirley Jackson could tell you that many people in 2006 were duped by e-mails claiming they'd won millions in these