The US Lottery market is bursting with State-run enterprises. In fact there are altogether 44 jurisdictions running lotteries, 43 States and the District of Columbia. The latest State to introduce its own Lottery was Arkansas in the 2008 Election. There is no US National Lottery. There is the widest range of large and attractive prizes, rollovers and gimmicks to give the American ( and international) consumer many extra incentives to have a gamble. Two large jackpots were created from 1996 called Mega Millions and Powerball which are now run in most of the State lotteries in co-operation with other States. Also individual lotteries often feature a 3- 4- or 5- digit numbers game to increase options, thereby increasing revenue. Most States use the profits from Lottery money to fund public education projects, and any shortfalls that the Federal or State Budgets do not manage to finance. Gambling laws are strictly adhered to and sufficient warnings are issued to young people and vulnerable individuals to discourage the wrong people from getting involved. There is a toll-free number for anybody with a gambling problem or friends or family of somebody with a gambling problem,
Powerball Louisiana offers the player simple options to get involved and play for the big jackpots. Last week for example the winning big Powerball prize reached a record $ 587.5 million combining players in Arizona, , while a $ 1 million Match-5 was won in Louisiana, a $ 250,000 Lotto jackpot, and a
$ 179,375 from the Easy-5 jackpots were all won The lottery ticket purchasers must be 21 years of age according to US Law Players have 180 days in which to claim the draw-style game tickets.
Lotto is Louisiana Lottery's flagship game with a cash jackpot that starts at
$ 250.000 and Lotto drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday except for Christmas Day..