Lotteries have been popular among societies for centuries, with many citizens joining them to earn a lucky windfall. On the other hand, governments viewed lotteries as an alternative way of raising revenue for projects without administering punitive taxes. The Great Wall of China, for instance, is said to have been partly funded by money raised from lotteries.
Social causes also relied on lotteries to raise money for their running. In this way, people enjoyed trying their luck while at the same time contributing to worthy ventures.
Initially, lotteries were only available to small communities where tickets could reach with considerable ease, mostly urban dwellings. Today, however, technology has overhauled that model entirely. People can now play lotteries that are held across continents. The internet has also brought a new model in live casinos known as the live lottery. It is quite similar to the traditional lottery, only this time held in real-time over the internet.