In October 2018, an anonymous woman in South Carolina won $ 1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot. Lottery prizes are on the rise, as the two biggest lottery organizations, Mega Millions and Powerball, have reached a ticket agreement in each country's member countries in 2010.
But lotteries are returning farther – in colonial times, they have established many of the American roads, bridges, and schools like Harvard and Yale. Today, state sponsored lotteries still contribute millions to state budgets, but some critics are asking how effective they actually are. Take a look at this video to learn more about the modern lottery in the United States.