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CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 17:  A machine prints a Mega Millions lottery ticket for a customer at a convenience store on December 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The jackpot is currently the second largest in U.S. history.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 17:  A machine prints a Mega Millions lottery ticket for a customer at a convenience store on December 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The jackpot is currently the second largest in U.S. history.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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History of the lottery

From Roman emperors to U.S. Founding Fathers, lotteries have played an integral part in society throughout the world.

History of the lottery

From Roman emperors to U.S. Founding Fathers, lotteries have played an integral part in society throughout the world.