With more than $100 million contributions to state public education fund every ear, Louisiana lottery is the one of the biggest lottery corporation in the US.
As a way to generate the revenue without increasing the Tax, Louisiana voters opted for a Louisiana Lottery Corporation with 69% margin. Louisiana Lottery Corporation stated in 1991, after the constitutional amendment in 1990.
1991 Establishment of Louisiana lottery Corporation is not the first statewide lottery in Louisiana; a group of entrepreneurs started Lottery as a private business in 1868 itself, the Louisiana State Lottery Company. It was the largest lottery in the country with tickets selling nationwide. The Louisiana Lottery Company promised to donate $40 grand every year to Charity Hospital. With corruption and bribing charges, the Louisiana Lottery Corporation moved to Honduras eventually shut down in 1907.
The current Lottery Corporation, Louisiana Lottery Corporation (LLC), ranks high amount the lotteries with high accountability and for the revenue share to state government.
More than half of LA lottery revenues are given back to players in the form of Prizes, 35% of the funds are reserved for Louisiana’s treasury. The remaining are for retailers and lottery administration expenses.
The minimum age to participate in Louisiana Lottery is 21 years. The LA lottery game drawings are held at Louisiana Lottery headquarters in Baton Rouge.
Louisiana currently offering four state only games along with Powerball and Megamillions.
Pick 3, stated in 1992, allows the players to select 3 digits from 0 through 9. The players also have to select the playstyle. On $1 bet the player can win up to $500 and on 50 cents bet up to $250.
Pick 4, LA launched Pick 4 in 1999. The drawings are held daily and playing is similar to Pick 3 except the player has to select 4 digits from 0 through 9. The prizes are up to $5000 for a $1 bet and up to $2500 for a 50 cents bet.
Easy 5 were launched as a replacement for Cash Quest in 2007. Players have to select 5 numbers out of 1 to 37. The jackpot starts at $50,000 for the all 5 numbers match.
Louisiana Lotto was started in 1992; It was started as 20 years annuity later changed to Jackpot Cash in 1995. The jackpot starts at $250,000 and rolls over until someone wins.
LA lottery joined the flagship game of MUSL, the Powerball, in 1995. And In 2011, Louisiana lottery started offering Mega Millions to its state lottery players.
How to Claim Louisiana Lottery Prizes
Scratch-Off type games prizes must be claimed within 90 days after the game closure.
Any prize less than or equal to $600 can be claimed directly at the LA lottery retailers.
A non-Jackpot prize under $510,000 can be claimed at LA lottery office. All the prizes above $510,000 and Lotto jackpots should be claimed at Lottery Headquarters. For more details on how to claim Louisiana lottery prizes visit official lottery page.
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