The official lottery is a worldwide business that sells lottery tickets for many different jurisdictions. It claims to have paid more than $100 million to more than 7 million winners and offers official lottery tickets for over 50 draws. Players can also buy lottery tickets online. They can find out which numbers have been drawn by visiting the official lottery website.

In the 1960s, lotteries and casinos started popping up all over the world. Governments began using the games to increase revenue. While some countries still outlaw lottery games, many countries have some type of regulation. Typically, they prohibit sales to minors and require vendors to be licensed before selling tickets. During the early 20th century, most forms of gambling were illegal in the U.S. and in most of Europe. Many countries did not allow lotteries until after World War II.

The official lottery in Indiana is called the Hoosier Lottery. This lottery is part of the Multi-State Lottery Association and offers several local games as well as the Mega Millions and Powerball multi-state games. Proceeds from the lottery are used to fund education and public programs in the state.

Before winning the lottery, you must purchase a ticket. Buying a lottery ticket online is a more convenient option than driving to a retail store to buy a lottery ticket. The online lottery website will scan your ticket for you. Many people have started using this method to purchase tickets online.