Washington Lottery was established 38 years ago in 1982. The bill for legalizing the lottery was passed by the state legislature and signed by Governor John Spellman on July 16, 1982. The Lottery was established to generate revenues for state programs, including human services programs, schools, natural resources, and government programs. through the sale of lottery games. Throughout the years, the Lottery has become the very part of the system of Washington and has made the residents believe in their dreams of winning the lottery jackpot.
Pick 3 is one of the oldest draw games of the Washington Lottery. Originally the game was introduced as Triple Choice in 1984 but was renamed Daily Game in 1987 and finally to Pick 3 on August 30, 2020. It is one of the longest-running games in the history of the Washington Lottery and is to date producing innumerable lottery winners, fulfilling the dreams of many!
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The Wahington Lottery Commission is an independent five-member commission that serves as the administrative rulemaking authority for Washington Lottery. The mission holds the powers to approve and establish smooth operating practices for the agency. It also maintains public supervision to ensure the interests of the state's citizens' are served. The members of the commission are appointed by the Governor with the approval of the senate for a term of six years. In addition to managing the operations of the games to generate revenue for the state of Washington, the Lottery works on creating awareness at a mass level about the risks of problem gambling.
Proceeds from Lottery ticket sales and unclaimed prizes go back to the community for -The majority to education scholarships and grants, but then the remains go to Economic Development.
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