Lottery in Alabama (AL): FAQs and How to Play

By Milo Cruz
Lottery Results Updated On:24 Jan 2020 (GMT)
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Lotto Max
Regular Numbers
07
11
16
21
31
36
44
Bonus
46
Next Jackpot
$17,000,000
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Next Draw
Lotto 6/49
Regular Numbers
02
10
27
30
39
43
Bonus
21
Next Jackpot
$7,000,000
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Next Draw
Atlantic 6/49
Regular Numbers
19
23
26
27
29
30
Bonus
12
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Next Draw
Tag
Regular Numbers
3
2
3
1
2
1
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Next Draw
Daily Grand
Regular Numbers
13
17
19
48
49
Bonus
03
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Next Draw
Keno Atlantic
Regular Numbers
04
06
12
18
21
22
23
24
31
33
34
41
44
49
52
53
59
61
63
65
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Next Draw
Bucko
Regular Numbers
12
13
15
18
19
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Next Draw
Guaranteed Million Draw
Regular Numbers
67947621
02
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Next Draw

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Is there a lottery in Alabama?

No. Alabama is among 6 US states that do not have a state-operated lottery, together with Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, and Utah.

Why Alabama Doesn’t Have a State Lottery

Alabama’s constitution explicitly prohibits the establishment of an official state lottery.

Article IV, §65 states: “The legislature shall have no power to authorize lotteries or gift enterprises for any purposes, and shall pass laws to prohibit the sale in this state of lottery or gift enterprise tickets…”

Can you buy lottery tickets in Alabama?

No. The sale of lottery tickets within the state of Alabama is not permitted by law.

How can people in Alabama play lottery?

Alabamians will have to cross state borders to purchase lottery tickets. Neighboring states Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee allow lottery sales, so those would be the most practical options.

Can you win the lottery if you live in Alabama?

Yes, you can, but you’ll have to pay additional state taxes on top of any standard taxes that already apply.

Will Alabama ever get the lottery?

That remains to be seen.

While strong opposition from religious groups were a major hindrance in establishing an official Alabama lottery in the past, more and more people today are now recognizing the benefits having one could bring.

However, lawmakers and voters alike have not been able to agree on how the money raised by a lottery should be spent. In 1999, Alabamians turned down a lottery that would benefit public education because some believed the funds could be put to better use elsewhere. More recently in 2016, a lottery bill came close to being passed, but those in favor could not agree on how to spend the revenues created.

With Mississippi appearing to soon hop on the lottery bandwagon, Alabama lawmakers are now facing more pressure to come to a decision. As to when that will happen – at this point, only time will tell.