The history of lotteries in the United States dates back to the early 1700s. Newspaper ads from the colonial period indicate hundreds of lotteries existed in the eighteenth century. In 1934, Puerto Rico introduced its first lottery. In 1964, New Hampshire became the first US state to operate a lottery. Today, the United States has 45 state lotteries, including Washington DC. In addition to state lotteries, the US Virgin Islands will begin operating one in 2021. Today, there are both drawing games and instant win games.
When playing the lottery in Rhode Island, you must be at least 18 years old and possess a picture identification. You must also have proof of your Social Security number. You can play online or download the iLottery App. Please note that the Rhode Island Lottery reserves the right to change your login information. In addition to the information you have already submitted, you may have to submit a copy of your passport or driver’s license. If you are a resident of Rhode Island, you will also need to provide your Social Security number.
The lottery website will also save your payment information so you can play at a later time. You can also purchase memberships and multi-draw packages for more convenience. Online tickets are safer than paper ones. Many lottery sites will let you choose your numbers and pay online. You’ll have a permanent confirmation of the transaction, too. You can also check results online and see if you’ve won! You’ll find that playing the lottery is an enjoyable and safe way to pass the time.