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lottery

noun allotment by chance, bet, chance, draw, drawing, gamble, game of chance, lot, raffle, sors, sortitio, sweepstake, wager

LOTTERY. A scheme for the distribution of prizes by chance.
     2. In most, if not all of the United States, lotteries not specially authorized by the legislatures of the respective states are prohibited, and the persons concerned in establishing them are subjected to a heavy penalty. This is the case in Alabama, Connecticut Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia. In Louisiana, a license is granted to sell tickets in a lottery not authorized by the legislature of that state, on the payment of $5000, and the license extends only to one lottery. In many of the states, the lotteries authorized by other states, are absolutely prohibited Encycl. Amer. h.t.

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It was one of the first multi-state lotteries to be introduced and it was created by smaller states to generate large jackpots but currently, many larger states are part of Mega Millions' 11 states that take part, including New York, Texas, Ohio and Georgia.
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Under terms of the agreement, the Company will enable NMLS' suite of lottery games for use on mobile lottery terminals owned and operated lotteries authorized by state governments.
In addition to Washington, AWI operates on-line lotteries in the following jurisdictions: Pennsylvania, Florida, Minnesota, Delaware, Montana and South Dakota, and provides the on-line system for the Kingdom of Norway (Norsk Tipping).
First, the bill would prohibit any multi-state agreement to include international lotteries or internet-based lotteries without expressed vote of the public.
The facts are clear -- out-of-state lotteries help the Pennsylvania Lottery, and subsequently increase funding to programs that benefit senior citizens in this state," he added.
This action has nothing to do with the policy merits of state-sponsored lotteries and everything to do with the funding of our education system and fundamental democratic procedures," explains Nicholas Roxborough, a partner of Los Angeles-based Roxborough, Pomerance & Nye LLP, one of the attorneys who filed the suit on behalf of the plaintiffs which include a teacher and citizen organizations concerned that the public and their elected representatives must be consulted before allowing interstate expansion of California's lottery.