The Washington State Lottery came into being on July 16, 1982. Legislation for the WA state lottery was signed on this date and the struggle had gone on for more than nine years.
The reason behind the registration and launch of this lottery was that a setback had resulted in the entire state being very poor from that point onwards and the legislation was finding it difficult to come to a fixed decision about where the benefits and profits of the lottery should go – the educational funds or all the other sections of the state, as well. In the end, it was decided that all the areas would receive money that the lottery generates.
SO, WHO BENEFITS FROM THE MONEY?
Washington state lottery results have changed so many lives. When the lottery makes any benefits profits, the money is divided between a lot of sectors. 62.3% of it goes to the prize winners and that equals to about $457.9 million. Then, 18.3% of the money goes to WOPA Education, and this equals to about $134.2 million. 5.0%, which is about $36.9 million, goes to the people, or retailers as we commonly know them, which are selling tickets of the WA state lottery. The cost of sales is about $43.3 million, which equals to 5.9%. The General Fund of the state lottery gets about 4.2% of the benefits, and this equates to $31.2 million. The Stadium & Exhibition Center gets $12.6 million, which is 1.7% of the money. The administration which is running the entire state lottery get about $14.0 million, which makes up 1.9% of the money. Then, we have Economic Development of the state which gets 0.6%, which equals to $4.6 million. And the remaining 0.1%, that is $0.4 million goes into taking care of problem gambling.
The main kinds of games offered at Washington state lottery are of a very large range and variety. You can play Scratch games, in which tickets are bought so that the people can find out if they won or not instantly. No waiting is required. Then, we have the Draw games. These are WA state lotto games, which make the players observe the random drawing of digits. This determines whether they have lost or won.
The major game which is offered and lets people of the state benefit from Washington lottery winning numbers is Powerball, whose ticket costs $2 per game. It is a very powerful game which can help you win up to millions.
Then, we have Mega Millions which is actually quite similar to Powerball. It was previously known as “The Big Game.” Each ticket costs $2. The basic thing to know is that the more numbers you have which match the drawn numbers, the more you get to win.
Washington lottery numbers have changed many lives with lotto games, where each ticket costs $1. Each Lotto jackpots start from $1,000,000.
In Hit 5, you select 5 numbers and your Cashpot begins at $100,000.
Other games include Match 4, The Daily Game and Daily Keno.
For details of Washington lottery and latest news visit Washington Lottery Official Website