A lottery is a form of gambling which involves the drawing of lots for a prize.Lotteries are outlawed by some governments, while others endorse it to the extent of organizing a national or state lottery. It is common to find some degree of regulation of lottery by governments. Though lotteries were common in the United States and some other countries during the 19th century, by the beginning of the 20th century, most forms of gambling, including lotteries and sweepstakes, were illegal in the U.S. and most of Europe as well as many other countries. This remained so until well after World War II.
Posts about Lottery
  • The $85 Million Medicaid Deficit will NOT be Fixed by a Lottery

    … As most Alabamians know, on Friday, the Alabama Senate passed Governor Bentley’s lottery bill. It is now up to the House to decide if the people of Alabama will be able to vote upon Governor Bentley’s lottery. A vote for Governor Bentley’s proposed lottery will require that the anti-gambling clause of the Alabama Constitution be repealed…

    Mary Pool/ Bond and Botes- 21 readers -
  • How are the Powerball Odds Calculated?

    … of the Powerball, you have to pick one number from 26 possible numbers. Thus, you simply multiply your odds from the first part by 26 to get 292,201,338. Whether you play the lottery or not, I think it is fascinating to understand the reason the odds are what they are. And while your odds of winning the Powerball are only 0.00000034223%, your…

    Bond and Botes- 31 readers -
  • Repealing the Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA)

    … to Cuba. The Miami Sun-Sentinel, for example, has reported that “Cubans are allowed to enter the United States without visas or background checks of their criminal histories in Cuba. Unlike other immigrants seeking political asylum, Cubans can return home without jeopardizing their status, aiding crime rings that recruit accomplices and hide stolen…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 16 readers -
  • Debt Solutions Explained

    … a savings account, an inheritance or a small lottery winning), it may make sense to try to negotiate a settlement of your credit card debts. If you have a lot of disposable income and can commit to saving a certain amount of money to put towards your credit cards each month, debt settlement may make sense for you. If you want to hire someone…

    Dove Bankruptcy Law- 37 readers -
  • Don’t Try to Gamble Your Way out of Debt

    … Advertiser article discusses a proposed constitutional amendment to approve gambling at dog tracks and implement a state-wide lottery. If the amendment is approved and voters pass it on the September 15th ballot, gambling will be an even bigger temptation for folks down on their luck hoping for an easy way out of their financial problems. Please…

    Bond and Botes- 20 readers -
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