The first recorded signs of a lottery are keno slips from the Chinese Han Dynasty between 205 and 187 BC. These lotteries are believed to have helped to finance major government projects like the Great Wall of China. “Lottery” means “to throw wood” while “Lotto” is a synonym for “fate.”

Lottery has evolved into a wide range of gambling in the past 2,300 years and now you can pretty much bet on just about anything from where a ball will land on a roulette wheel to which dog can run the fastest on a slippery track.

However, here in the 21st century, picking your “lucky” numbers is still by far the most widely played form of gambling outside of the slot machine layered Las Vegas. The lottery is also the form of gambling least likely to be susceptible to addiction.

In today’s world, you can do pretty much anything from your computer or mobile device and now this is true for purchasing your weekly (or daily) lotto tickets. They’re called LottoGopher and they are currently providing tickets to California residents.

Kevin Harrington: from Shark Tank to lottery guru

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If you’ve ever seen an infomercial enlightening you to a great new product, then you have Kevin Harrington to thank because he is the inventor of the entire genre. Harrington has been a regular panelist on Shark Tank and is an entrepreneur worth half a billion dollars who is now on the board of directors for LottoGopher.

If you’re a California resident, then you are free to play three different forms of lottery: the Powerball, Mega Millions, and Super Lotto Plus. After a small monthly fee, you are free to buy as many regular-priced tickets as you want as well as participate in a number of other fantastic features.

Once on the site, you can buy single tickets or books of 8 in each of the three games for a dollar a piece or Powerball tickets for $2 if you want the big money. A great feature is that you can save your numbers to be replayed each time for those of you that are meticulous and superstitious.

A nice feature of their site is the “countdown” which tells you exactly how long until the next drawing is, so no more googling “when’s the Powerball drawing?” Or even better, you can sign up for mobile notifications and know exactly when you’ve won.

When it comes to winning, which happens to at least one person on LottoGopher every single drawing, they will put money into your account as long as you win less than $600; after that, you must claim in person at your local lottery office.

One the most fun elements of playing the Powerball is playing with friends at work as you pool your money together for more chances to win. LottoGopher has that covered too with the option to join groups and buy multiple tickets with other people that you’ll split the fortune with.

Credentials and supplemental material

LottoGopher meets BBB accreditation standards, a commitment to trust, honesty, transparency and responsiveness. They have also been verified as safe and secure by the accredited authorize.net.

In addition to the official accolades, LottoGopher has been featured in over two dozen news sources such as CNN, the Huffington Post, and Reuters. Sources with all types of views can’t help but agree on the positivity of this new lottery service.

For those new to this fun pastime, there is a supplemental area with advice on playing responsibly, avoiding scams circulating around the internet, and strategies on how to pick your numbers. I also have it on good authority that they’ll soon be adding scratchers to their repertoire.

If you’re still not sure, you can buy a few single tickets without buying a pass here.

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