American lotteries

America is known for its pursuit of greatness and superiority, and this trend is reflected in the lottery world. US lotteries are synonymous with huge cash prizes and are often seen as the embodiment of the American dream: the chance to win riches for a small amount of money. This pursuit of the biggest and the best is exemplified in the two most popular lotteries: Powerball and Mega Millions.

Both these lotteries have a lot of reach internationally because of their large jackpot prizes. They regularly reach the news when the top prize exceeds a billion dollars. This results in a lot of media attention.

Different types of US lotteries

Besides these national lotteries, almost every state in the US has its own lottery. These state lotteries offer various games, including instant win scratch tickets and daily draw games. Proceeds from state lotteries are often used for public projects and education.

National US lotteries

Powerball

Powerball is one of the most popular and well-known lotteries in the United States. Players choose 5 numbers from 69 numbers and a “Powerball” number from 26 numbers. Draws take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Powerball offers huge bonuses and second prizes.

Mega Millions

Mega Millions is another very popular lottery in the United States. Players choose 5 numbers from 70 numbers and a “Mega Ball” number from 25 numbers. Draws take place on Tuesdays and Fridays. Mega Millions is known for its huge payouts.

Cash4life

Cash4life is daily lotto in the US.

Lotto America

State lotteries

What lotteries are there in the different States in the United States?

Arizona
Select 3
Triple Twist
The Pick
fantasy 5

Arkansas
Cash 3
Cash 4
Natural State Jackpot
Lotto

California
fantasy 5
SuperLotto Plus
Daily 3
Daily 4

Colorado
Cash 5
Lotto
Lottoplus
Choose 3
Connecticut
Cash5
Play 3
Play 4

Lotto
Delaware
Play 3
Play 4
Multi-Win Lotto
District of Columbia

Florida
fantasy 5
Jackpot triple play
Florida Lotto
Florida Lotto doubles
fantasy 5

Georgia
Jumbo Bucks Lotto
Idaho
5 star draw
Idaho Cash
Weekly Grand

Illinois
Choose 3
Choose 4
Lucky Day lotto
Lotto
Lotto million 1 and 2

Indiana
Cash 5
Daily 3 and 4
Hoosier Lotto
Hoosier Lotto Plus
Kansas
2By2
Super Kansas Cash

Kentucky
Cash Ball
Kentucky 5

Louisiana
Maine
Give me 5
Megabucks Plus

Maryland
Bonus Match 5
Multiple matches

Massachusetts
Mass Cash
Megabucks Doubler
Numbers

Michigan
fantasy 5
Lot 47
Lotto 47 Doubles
Daily 3
Daily 4

Minnesota
Gopher 5
Northstar Cash

Mississippi
Cash 3
Cash 4
match 5

Missouri
Show me cash
Choose 3

Montana
Montana Cash
Big Sky bonus
Nebraska
2by2
Nebraska pick 5

New Hampshire
Give me 5
Megabucks Plus
Choose 3
Choose 4

New Jersey
Jerseycash 5
Choose 6 Lotto
Choose 3
Pick 4
Pick-6 doubles

New Mexico
Roadrunner Cash
Choose 3
Pick 4

Texas
Texas Lotto
Texas Two Step
All or Nothing
Pick 3
Daily 4
Cash Five
Scratch Tickets

Each state has its own regulatory agency responsible for managing and controlling lottery activities within that state. These agencies vary from state to state and may operate under different names, such as the “Lottery Commission” or “Gaming Commission.” It is important to note that not all U.S. states allow lotteries.

Most popular State lotteries

Super Lotto Plus

SuperLotto Plus is a California lottery where players can choose 5 numbers from 47 numbers and a “Mega” number from 27 numbers. Draws take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

New York Lottery

The New York Lotto is the official lottery of New York State. Players choose 6 numbers out of 59 numbers. Draws take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Florida Lotto

The Florida Lotto is the official lottery in the state of Florida. Players choose 6 numbers out of 53 numbers.
Draws take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.