You'll probably have noticed that in the last few years there have been some record-breaking Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots.
Discover how to pick lottery numbers in a way that could double your top prize and help you keep more of the jackpot.
With the recent huge $530 million Mega Millions ticket sold in California and the $344.6 million Powerball win in North Carolina, attention has turned again to why some states seem to win the lottery more often than others.
When did the lottery start in the U.S.? It’s been a part of life since at least 1776, when the Continental Congress voted to use a lottery to raise money for the War of Independence.