|Game||Draw Date||Results||Next Drawing Date|
|MEGA Millions||04/15/2014||04-39-46-47-70, Mega Ball: 13||04/18/2014|
|Powerball||04/16/2014||34-39-42-44-59, Powerball: 08, Power Play: 3||04/19/2014|
The idea of lotteries is not a new idea that has been created in recent years. Lottery like games existed as far back as Egypt in the time of Pharaohs. Early lotteries in the United States were used to fund the Colonial Army during the Revolutionary War. The proceeds left after funding the troops on the front line after the war was over were used to restore buildings and other elements of the civilization that had been destroyed or damaged to some degree during the war. Funding from lottery efforts were also used to put a roof on the United States Capitol Building. Lotteries were also used to generate funds to build the educational institutions that are Harvard, Princeton, and Yale. Additionally, lotteries have been used across the expanse of time to get funding to repair structures like roads, bridges, and canals in different states throughout the U.S. before the implementation of a state lottery to benefit such things.
The Washington Lottery began in 1982. On July 16, 1982, the Governor of Washington, John Spellman, signed the legislation that approved the state lottery. This was during a period of recession for the state and the country as a whole. At this point in time, the Legislature was really against approving a lottery where the proceeds would go directly to the funding of education programs in any state. The full historical timeline detailing the order of how the Lottery Bill was passed can be found in Chapter 7 of Washington Law. The Bill passed the House on June 30, 1982 and was passed in the Senate on July 1, 1982. The Bill was approved by the Governor on July 16, 1982 and filed in the office of the Secretary of State that same day. As of that date, the Washington Lottery had become official.
At the time the Washington Lottery was approved by Legislation and the voting public, there was a time of depression in both the state and the country. Officials were reluctant, therefore, to denote proceeds from the lottery specifically for the use of funding education throughout the state. Proceeds after taking out money for operating expenses to run the lottery and to pay out cash prizes to winners, therefore, went to the State General Fund. This fund was used to aid in the financial support of schools, human service programs, natural resources, and other government programs. In 2000, after the recession of the 80’s had ended, voters once again voted on the destination of proceeds from the lottery. Proceeds would at that point go to the Education Construction Fund. In 2010, Legislature had to make difficult decisions in the midst of another recession. Although some of the proceeds still go to fund the public education system through the Education Construction Fund, a portion of the proceeds must now be given to the state’s General Fund as well.
Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the winning number information on this web page, mistakes can occur. In the event of any discrepancies, Washington State laws and Washington Lottery regulations will prevail. Lottery data is provided for entertainment and informational purposes only. SuperMedia does not condone or encourage the practice of gambling by providing this information. If you or someone you love have a gambling problem, learn more through Gamblers Anonymous.
Every state that has approved a state lottery has their share of stories about the people who have won jackpots throughout the years. The state of Washington is no different. In 1993, Vaughn and Jan Sherman who reside in Snohomish County in Washington won a jackpot for $8 million when they played the Washington Lottery. Every year the couple makes a donation of $8,000 to support the efforts of the local community college. The money is split equally between two funds. One fund provides financial awards to faculty members at the college. The other fund is used to give scholarships to children at Martin Luther King Elementary School.
Any state lottery that offers lotto-type games where numbers must be drawn on a weekly or daily basis, must make these numbers available to the public. These numbers are usually readily accessible in a number of different locations. The day after the numbers are pulled they can be found printed in the local paper. The numbers can also be seen on local news stations when it airs on television. You can find the winning Washington lottery numbers at Superpages.com and you can find more information at the official Website for the Washington Lottery.