# Increase Your Chances of Winning the Lottery

Since the very early days of Moses, the proceeds of lottery ticket sales have been directed to a variety of good causes. State lotteries donate a certain percentage of the money collected and spend it on public works and services. Lotteries also played a role in the ancient world, when Moses divided land among the Israelites. It is also reported that Roman emperors used lotteries to award property and slaves. In the United States, lotteries were introduced by British colonists, although ten states banned them between 1844 and 1859.

## Probability of winning

The probability of winning a lottery is one in a thousand. However, this figure can also be expressed as a decimal, or as a percentage. Most Americans don’t fear shark attacks or lightning strikes, so why would they be afraid of winning the lottery? The answer is simple: most of us think that winning the lottery is possible. But the odds are extremely low, so what can we do to increase our chances of winning?