Lotteries have long been used as a an effective way for states to find major projects since the beginning of time. The story of the lottery actually dates all the way back to Bible. The lottery was mentioned over 75 times in The Good Book. Back in 200 B.C, China was using lottery-like games to finance the construction of the Great Wall of China. Caesar Augustus also used a lottery for 15 years in order to pay for road construction that started in 29 B.C.
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