The Official Lottery of the State of New York

The New York State Lottery forum syair sgp hari ini is the official lottery of the state of New York, which offers a variety of games including Powerball, Mega Millions and Cash4Life. Players can also play multi-state lottery games such as Take 5, and there is even a lottery app called Jackpocket that is authorized in a growing number of states.

Lotteries have been around for centuries, but they have become especially popular in the United States, a country that has always prided itself on its aversion to taxation. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, however, as “tax revolts accelerated,” states that were long dependent on federal money began to feel an urgent need to raise revenue.

That need prompted them to look to the lottery, which had been used in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries to fund everything from town fortifications to charity for the poor. Early America was even more short on cash, and it used lotteries to fund projects as varied as the construction of Harvard and Yale and supplying a battery of guns for the defense of Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War.

State lotteries are very intentionally run as a business. They have no oversight from anyone who does not work for the lottery commission itself, and they are free to tell people that they are doing a good service by raising money for the state — a message that completely ignores how much of an inextricable human impulse to gamble they represent and obscures how much of the overall money they make is squandered.