How to Play the Lotto


The history of the lottery can be traced back to the 17th century in the Netherlands. It was used to raise money for the poor and public works. It was also a popular tax alternative. The oldest continuously running lottery, the Staatsloterij, was founded in 1726. The word lottery was derived from the Dutch noun “lot,” meaning “fate.”

It awards prizes to Ticket Bearers matching two (2), three (3), four(4), five(5) or six (6) numbers

The Lotto draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 11:15 p.m. Central Time. You can buy tickets online, at authorized retailers or by phone. If you win a prize, you will receive your prize based on your ticket’s winning number combination. However, you cannot win if your ticket is stolen, mutilated, unreadable, or unregistered. You may also lose your ticket if you do not sign it properly.

It is a scam

Fraudulent lottery scams have been around for years. They have gotten people to deposit fake checks or wire money to the lottery administrator, only to discover later that the check is a fake. Besides, the scammers do not compensate their victims for their losses. To avoid this type of scam, you should make sure to read the rules of the lottery before entering.