I frequently get asked if I play the lottery and how can someone pick the winning numbers. The answers are: only when I feel lucky because I don’t like spending money on gambling very often and if I could pick the winning numbers I wouldn’t enter sweepstakes!

There are several different types of lotteries: jackpot draws (Powerball, 649), daily draws (Big 4, Pick 3), and instant games (scratch and win) for example.

Information regarding each state’s or province’s lotteries can be located at the following websites. The websites are quite comprehensive and have everything from winning numbers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding each lottery. Be sure to check the Second Chance Drawing section for your state.

NOTE: If a state is not listed, it does not offer lotteries.