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Welcome to NASPL

The North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) was founded in 1971. Evolving from an informal exchange of information among three pioneering lottery directors, the organization has now grown into an active association representing 52 lottery organizations.

Although the Association's membership and services have grown tremendously over the years, its basic mission remains the same as when it was founded more than 40 years ago -- to assemble and disseminate information and benefits of state and provincial lottery organizations through education and communications and where appropriate publicly advocate the positions of the Association on matters of general policy. Included in NASPL's functions are:

  • To provide a central information source so that the lottery industry might share with others its expertise, resources and advice.
  • To facilitate communication among lottery organizations regarding development of industry standards and matters of mutual interest, particularly those which relate to the integrity, security and efficiency of state and provincial lottery jurisdictions.
  • To educate and train lottery staffs. 
  • To initiate a vehicle for professional and industry research and development. 
  • To promote recognition of the importance of maintaining public confidence and support for state and provincial sponsored lottery organizations as a means of generating revenue to meet public needs. 
  • To establish a public, united voice on common causes and issues.

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See important information and videos on scams at the Consumer Federation of America's website at:

NASPL represents all legal lotteries in the U.S. and Canada. We, or our member lotteries DO NOT hold drawings or award lottery prizes through the mail.  Illegal scam artists claiming to be affiliated with NASPL, our members and many illigitimate organizations are circulating letters claiming to award lottery prizes or unclaimed prize money.  Fraudulent cashiers checks are also being sent with these letters. If one of these checks are deposited,  your bank may initially credit your account for the amount, but eventually these checks will "bounce" and you will be left owing your bank for any overdrafts. Most of these are coming from Ontario and British Columbia, Canada. 

Do not send the criminals any money or personal information.  Do not trust the phone numbers provided on the check, since these will most likely go to an accomplice in the scam who will tell you the check is good.  Look up the actual phone number of the bank or credit union online or through directory assistance and contact their security department directly to ask about the validity of the check. Report these scams to your local and state authorities.

UPDATE - The latest scam now circulating requires the winner to pay customs duties or taxes to have their prize sent across the Canadian border. The "winner" is eventually contacted by a person claiming to be a Canada customs agent, but they are IMPOSTERS. The phone number provided uses a voice mail message copied from the actual Customs Agency, but will immediately transfer you to the criminals.

Contact Us directly for agencies to report your scam to, or if you require additional information.

There is no legitimate reason why anyone would give you a check or money order and ask you to wire money anywhere in return. Find out more at:; and

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