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Throughout history, lottery games have been popular sources of funding for all sorts of public and private endeavors. For example, lotteries helped fund Jamestown, the first permanent settlement in America and they helped establish some of the first schools in America including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth and Princeton. They have also been used to raise money for churches, hospitals and even wars. In addition to offering entertainment and potential riches, state lotteries are responsible for regulating, enforcing and promoting their respective games.

In the United States, there are 48 state-run lotteries with their own rules and regulations. There is no national lottery but a number of consortiums that jointly organize games spanning larger geographical footprints, such as the Mega Millions and Powerball. These games offer larger jackpots than individual state games.

To become an official lottery retailer, you must submit a business application to the state lottery authority in your jurisdiction. The form is usually available online and will require information such as your business address; liquor license numbers, if applicable; the name of a contact person; the names of all owners of the business; and a copy of your state business license.

If you’re approved, the lottery will assign you a ticket-dispensing terminal and deliver supplies to your store. These supplies will include paper stock for printing tickets as well as lottery materials for your customers. You may also receive training from the state lottery operator to ensure that your terminal is correctly functioning and operating as it should. Stores with lottery machines often experience higher customer traffic and increased sales.

The official lottery website offers a variety of games and prizes. In addition, it offers the option to sign up for the lottery’s newsletter and to receive winning numbers by email or text message. The site provides helpful tips on responsible gambling and encourages players to seek help if they have a problem.

You can view the POWERBALL drawing results and other lottery information on this website, on the official app for iOS and Android devices or at any authorized Florida Lottery retailer. You can also register to receive POWERBALL winning numbers and other lottery information by email or text.

To play POWERBALL, you must choose five numbers from 1 to 69 in the upper play area and one Powerball number from 1 to 26 in the lower play area. You can also select Quick Pick for all or some of your numbers by marking the QP box on the playslip. POWERBALL tickets are sold at retail locations, on the official Lottery app and by calling (850) 921-PLAY.

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