The official lottery of New Hampshire offers online ticket sales to its residents. Launched in July 2017, New Hampshire’s online lottery is run by NeoPollard Interactive. It offers a variety of online instant win and draw games, and players can purchase tickets for the Mega Millions and Powerball by using an app. The lottery provider will automatically check the tickets for winning numbers and send the winners a check or form, depending on their choice.

The earliest recorded lotteries offered tickets for sale with prizes in the form of money. In the Low Countries, various towns held public lotteries to raise money for poor people or fortifications. Some town records, including one from Ghent, indicate that lotteries are much older than they are now. For example, a record from L’Ecluse, Belgium, dated 9 May 1445, mentions a lottery that featured 4,304 tickets. The prize money for the draw was 1737 florins, which is about US$170,000 today.

The official lottery of New Hampshire began operations in 1964. The lottery offers several multi-state draw games and local games. The proceeds from the lottery are invested in school construction and renovations. In Washington State, the lottery runs the Mega Millions and five state-only draw games. Funds from these games go to education programs and other important programs. In West Virginia, players can play three multi-state games and three in-house games. The state lottery also sponsors lottery games, such as scratchers and instant win games.